‘Slave Play’ Review: Who Says Broadway Isn’t Ready For Jeremy O. Harris?

‘Slave Play’ Review: Who Says Broadway Isn’t Ready For Jeremy O. Harris? One of the first hints – an uneasy moment in a remarkable evening full of them – planted in Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play suggesting that all is not as it seems (and even what it seems isn’t entirely ...

Rip Torn obituary

American actor best known for playing Artie, the foul-mouthed producer in The Larry Sanders Show, and Zed in Men in Black Although Rip Torn, who has died aged 88, had almost as silly a name as Slim ...

Inquiring Nuns review – sisters do a documentary for themselves

In this engaging film, two innocent, smiling nuns hit the streets of Chicago in 1968 to ask its citizens how happy they are The second film by what would grow into Chicago powerhouse outfit ...

Cinema Retro Exclusive: Interview With L.Q. Jones

By Andrew J. Rausch Lq Jones is a legend. He’s been in some of the greatest American films ever made, and his extensive filmography (consisting of well over 100 films) features a virtual Who’s Who of ...

William Fox and His Friends, Part 1

Howard Hawk's prelapsarian rom-com, Fig Leaves (1926)Along with the output of Universal, the films of Fox, before the merger with Twentieth Century, have long been among the more mysterious and ...

black-ish Boss Defends Chris Brown's Controversial Season 3 Stint: 'We Are Beyond Conscious of What We Do'

black-ish Boss Defends Chris Brown's Controversial Season 3 Stint: 'We Are Beyond Conscious of What We Do' Casting Chris Brown as a controversial musician in black-ish‘s third season seemed like a natural fit, series creator Kenya Barris tells TVLine, but some of the reactions the episode garnered ...

I Am Not Your Negro

A welcome blast of clear thought, Raoul Peck’s documentary represents the point of view and philosophy of James Baldwin, the writer and artist known best as a social critic of the Civil Rights ...

Interviews: 53rd Chicago International Television Awards on Mar. 23, 2017

Chicago –The 53rd Chicago International Television Awards, a companion celebration to the Chicago International Television Festival – and presented by Cinema/Chicago, the organization who presents the ...

Nostalgia Ain’T What It Used To Be

Nostalgia just ain’t what it used to be. When the poster for American Graffiti (1973) asked the question “Where were you in ’62?” it was marketing a trend, spiked by the increasing popularity of the ...

Ava DuVernay Meets Raoul Peck: How Black Narratives Collide In Two New Documentaries — Nyff

Ava DuVernay Meets Raoul Peck: How Black Narratives Collide In Two New Documentaries — Nyff The following essay was written by a participant in the 2016 New York Film Festival Critics Academy, a workshop for aspiring critics co-produced by IndieWire, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and ...

What If Jar Jar Binks Starred in the Next 'Star Wars' Movie? A Fan Re-imagines the Trailer...

Jar Jar Binks is character most of you will probably rather forget, I'm sure. Even before the release of "The Phantom Menace," the computer generated bumbling Gungan from the planet Naboo, drew much ...

Gone With The Wind didn't give a damn about slavery

Why most films of Hollywood's golden age chose to brush race issues under the carpet I have to wonder what the motivation is for re-releasing Gone With The Wind just a couple months before 12 Years A ...

Super-8 Politically Incorrect Movie Madness Coming April 2nd to St. Louis

April 2nd at The Way Out Club will be a night of racism, sexism, homophobia, and perversion! It’s Super-8 Politically Incorrect Movie Madness where we’ll be showing a dozen films on Super-8 Sound Film ...

Is it too flippant?

Influential African Americans have attacked Quentin Tarantino's film for what they say is an inappropriate tone. Author and director Candace Allen explains why she disagrees In the mid-1990s when my ...

‘Steamboat Round the Bend’

There are few things in this world more warm and cozy than digging into a humanistic John Ford picture. Few things more downright entertaining. I’m inclined to call Ford my favorite filmmaker of all ...

General Education: A “B-” For Effort

Tom Morris’s General Education, a tepid, well-meaning saga of high school woes, could be screened immediately on the Disney Channel with nary a cut, and that’s the problem. The whole enterprise lacks ...

Shall we gather at the river?

The first time I saw him, he was striding toward me out of the burning Georgia sun, as helicopters landed behind him. His face was tanned a deep brown. He was wearing a combat helmet, an ammo belt, ...

Forgotten Pre-Codes: "One More Spring" (1935)

Part of a series by David Cairns on forgotten pre-Code films. No Christmas movie is complete without the prospect of a suicidal plunge into icy waters... festive! Yes, 1935 was the year after the ...

Interview with David Alanson of Bite Marks

David Alanson In his first major film role, David Alanson had to provide the comic relief, run for his life from a hungry horde of vampires, seduce a bi curious straight man and be half of a bickering ...

Tyler Perry Says Spike Lee ‘Can Go Straight to Hell’

Tyler Perry Says Spike Lee ‘Can Go Straight to Hell’ Getty Tyler Perry Tyler Perry’s films have often courted controversy with their subject matter, but with few exceptions, Perry himself has stayed out of the fray, letting his work do the talking. ...

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