The Best TV Ensembles of 2017 Demand Recognition Beyond the SAG Awards

The Best TV Ensembles of 2017 Demand Recognition Beyond the SAG Awards Judging an ensemble can be tricky, but it all comes down to what, exactly, you’re being asked to assess: Are you quantifiably measuring which cast members give the best individual performances, or are ...

The 25 Best TV Episodes of 2017, Ranked

The 25 Best TV Episodes of 2017, Ranked It’s so, so very difficult to determine how long to stick with a series. Some shows get off to a bad start and later find their voice. Others start bad and get worse. Still others are sporadic in ...

‘The Deuce’ Star Emily Meade on ‘Heartbreaking’ Finale Death, Season 2’s New ‘Perspective’

‘The Deuce’ Star Emily Meade on ‘Heartbreaking’ Finale Death, Season 2’s New ‘Perspective’ (Warning: Spoilers from the Season 1 finale of “The Deuce”) “The Deuce” delivered a shocking death in its Season 1 finale on Sunday, and the scene wasn’t an easy one for the show’s team. Emily Meade, ...

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt': Inside the Crazier-Than-Ever Comedy

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt': Inside the Crazier-Than-Ever Comedy In a hotel room high above Midtown Manhattan, Ellie Kemper and Carol Kane are crooning the MaCoys' "Hang On Sloopy" across a table at one another, while Tituss Burgess looks on in delight. The ...

The Fire That Burns

The Fire This Time 10-Minute Play Festival Kraine Theater 85 E. 4th St., NYC January 23-30, 2015 Very short plays are at their most effective when they enter into and add to an existing conversation, ...

Afternoon Delight: Neon Hitch is "kind of a lesbian," a first look at Kimberly Peirce's "Carrie" remake

Tags: Sue PerkinsKimberly PeirceCarrieSofia VergaraNeon HitchBBCIMDb Good afternoon everyone! Happy birthday to Shelley Long, Barbara Eden and Cedella Marley! British singer Neon Hitch has come out ...

A Look At The Roles For Black Actresses In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

Much has been reported about Lee Daniels' upcoming film The Butler, here on Shadow and Act, but the recent casting announcement of Pernell Walker finally got me to print out the script and give it a ...

Exclusive: 'Pariah's' Pernell Walker & Stephen Rider ('Safe House') Join Cast Of Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

Since her lauded performance in Pariah last year, actress Pernell Walker's film projects have included primarily a string of short films, but no feature film attachments - at least none that we've ...

Abff 2012 Preview: Short Film Selection "Busted On Brigham Lane"

After successfully raising money for her short Busted On Brigham Lane last year, filmmaker Talibah L. Newman's film is now a finalist in the American Black Film Festival's HBO short film competition. ...

Blu-ray Review: ‘Pariah’ Features Adepero Oduye’s Star-Making Performance

Chicago – 2011 featured a series of uncommonly affecting films from female directors about young women grappling with their sexual identities. In all three cases, the heroines strain to keep their ...

'The Innkeepers', 'Contraband,' And More: This Week On Video

'The Innkeepers', 'Contraband,' And More: This Week On Video In The Video Score today, we have a throw back to when horror movies were actually scary, one of last year's most celebrated film debuts from a writer-director, and that movie Halle Berry did about ...

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Contraband' and More

This week: Mark Wahlberg flexes his muscles as a reformed bad boy who agrees to one last smuggling job in the action thriller "Contraband," which costars Kate Beckinsale and Giovanni Ribisi. Also new ...

Pariah – The Review

Pariah joins a long line of coming of age dramas set in New York ( in this case Brooklyn ). It deals with a young African-American woman about to finish high school and explore the world. Unlike many ...

'Pariah' Stars Open Up On Film's Powerful Meaning

'Pariah' Stars Open Up On Film's Powerful Meaning After garnering recognition during the Sundance Film Festival last year, director Dee Rees' coming-of-age drama "Pariah" is trickling out into theaters across the United States. An expansion of Rees' ...

Film Review: Honest, Precisely Acted ‘Pariah’ is Passionate Filmmaking

Chicago – The exploration of culture, so tied to class and social standing, is not explored too often in mainstream films. In 2009, there was “Precious,” and this year the stand out is “Pariah.” ...

'Pariah' Takes Raw, Dreamlike Look At Lesbian Teen's Coming Out

'Pariah' Takes Raw, Dreamlike Look At Lesbian Teen's Coming Out -- "Pariah," writer-director Dee Rees' feature debut, achieves a difficult, intriguing balance. It's at once raw and dreamlike, specific to a particular, personal rite of passage yet widely relatable ...

[Interview] ‘Pariah’ Writer/Director Dee Rees Talks Music, Characters and Coming Out

Pariah is a film that has slowly gathered steam since it premiered at Sundance earlier this year and is finally seeing limited release this week. I recently had a chance to see the film with little ...

Spike Lee Executive Produces Indie Film Pariah (Video)

From Executive Producer Spike Lee, Pariah is an independent success story for first-time feature film filmmaker Dee Rees who made this feature length film after her award-winning short film created a ...

Spike Lee Executive Produces Indie Film Pariah (Video)

From Executive Producer Spike Lee, Pariah is an independent success story for first-time feature film filmmaker Dee Rees who made this feature length film after her award-winning short film created a ...

[Review] Pariah

If Lee Daniels‘ Precious made for a heightened, melodramatic, and mostly satisfying expression of the external trials — poverty, an abusive mother, a runaway father — plaguing a New York City-based ...

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