‘Monos’ Review: Thrilling Saga Is ‘Lord of the Flies’ With Guerrilla Warfare — Sundance

‘Monos’ Review: Thrilling Saga Is ‘Lord of the Flies’ With Guerrilla Warfare — Sundance “Monos” takes place in the dense jungles and foggy mountaintops of northern Colombia, but it may as well be another planet. Director Alejandro Landes’ thrilling survivalist saga tracks a dysfunctional ...

‘BlacKkKlansman’ Review: Spike Lee Detonates a Funny and Righteously Furious ‘Fuck You’ to Trump — Cannes 2018

‘BlacKkKlansman’ Review: Spike Lee Detonates a Funny and Righteously Furious ‘Fuck You’ to Trump — Cannes 2018 It’s surprisingly easy to forget that “BlacKkKlansman” is a Spike Lee joint. Not only does it open with an extended sequence from “Gone with the Wind” (not a Spike Lee joint), but it also spends a ...

Oscars flashback: ‘In the Heat of the Night’ wins Best Picture 50 years ago taking on racism in the south [Watch]

Oscars flashback: ‘In the Heat of the Night’ wins Best Picture 50 years ago taking on racism in the south [Watch] Racial issues in the south. Small town police department. Best Picture nominee at the Oscars. Lead performance frontrunner to win. These are certainly descriptions of 2018 Oscar contender “Three ...

Reviews: Sidney Poitier In "They Call Me Mister Tibbs!" (1970) And "The Organization" (1971); Kino Lorber Blu-ray Releases

By Lee Pfeiffer The year 1967 marked the high point of Sidney Poitier's screen career. He starred in three highly acclaimed box office hits: "To Sir, With Love", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and ...

Hollywood Icon Sidney Poitier Makes Rare Public Appearance as TCM Celebrates In the Heat of the Night’s 50th Anniversary

Hollywood Icon Sidney Poitier Makes Rare Public Appearance as TCM Celebrates In the Heat of the Night’s 50th Anniversary Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier made a rare public appearance on Thursday at the TCM Classic Film Festival to take in a celebratory 50th-anniversary screening of one of his most enduring ...

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Broadway’s delightful — but wickedly accurate — satire of big business was brought to movie screens almost intact, with the story, the stars, the styles and dances kept as they were in the ...

The Best Picture Oscar winners that had sequels

facebook twitter google+ More Best Picture Oscar winners have had sequels than you may think. This lot, in fact... There’s still an element of snobbery where sequels to certain films is concerned. ...

‘Selma’ Could Become the Fifteenth Race-Related Film to Land a Best Picture Oscar Nom

By Anjelica Oswald Managing Editor Originally planned to screen as a 30-minute preview at AFI Fest, Ava DuVernay’s Selma, centered on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights marches from ...

R.I.P. Don Medford

Prolific television director Don Medford, who is perhaps best known for the two-episode finale of the 1960s drama The Fugitive, died December 12 at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Los ...

Film Franchises Built Around Black Characters (Survey)

This all came to me thanks to a virtual chat I had recently with a friend about the reboot of the the Alex Cross detective thriller series, based on the novel franchise written by James Patterson, ...

Virgil Tibbs – First Black Character To Claim Film Franchise?

This all came to me thanks to a virtual chat I had earlier today with a friend about Idris Elba recently signing on to take over for Morgan Freeman in a reboot of the the Alex Cross detective thriller ...