Chadwick Boseman Rises to the Occasion as African King/Marvel Superhero

Chadwick Boseman has already made quite a career out of portraying a variety of prominent African-Americans, from football star Floyd Little (The Express), to baseball great Jackie Robinson (42), to Godfather of Soul James Brown (Get on Up) to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (Marshall). The versatile actor\’s efforts have been appreciated by the

Biblical Epic Recounts Exploits of Hebrew He-man Handpicked by God

Samson is a popular Biblical figure perhaps best known for being blessed with super-human strength as long as his hair was long. However, regular Sunday school attendees know that there\’s a lot more to know about the Hebrew he-man introduced in the Book of Judges.

Fly on the Wall Documentary Chronicles the Last Days Inside the Obama White House

Besides granting a record number of pardons to non-violent felons convicted of drug offenses, Barack Obama didn\’t accomplish very much during his last days in office. That\’s not unusual for a lame duck president, particularly when the opposing party is in control of both houses of Congress.

Cross-Cultural Love Triangle at Heart of Bollywood-Style Musical

Dr. Linda Watt (Brie Larson) is a scientist doing research for Mogil, a leading agri-chemical company based in New York. The young doctor is so thrilled about genetically engineering a strain of Basmati rice that yields 22% more grains per acre that she spontaneously breaks into song on Fifth Avenue, right in front of the iconic Flatiron building.

Monster Meets Girl in Romantic Sci-fi Fantasy

The Shape of Water is the early favorite in this year\’s Oscar sweepstakes. The sci-fi fantasy about love across species lines was nominated for the most Academy Awards, 13, including in a half-dozen major categories: Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Lead Actress (Sally Hawkins), Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins).

Reverential Biopic Chronicles Rise, Fall and Triumphant Return of Legendary South African Singer/Activist

  Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba Film Review by Kam Williams Reverential Biopic Chronicles Rise, Fall and Triumphant Return of Legendary South African Singer/Activist Zenzile Miriam Makeba had the misfortune of being born black in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1932, which relegated her to second-class citizenship. In fact, she spent the first six months of her […]

Eco-Expose’ Warns of Dire Consequences of Unchecked Pollution

On January 9, 2014, a coal industry cleansing agent called MCHM started leaking from an above-ground storage tank into West Virginia\’s Elk River. The major chemical spill was covered up by Freedom Industries, the company that owned and operated the tank. 

Oldman Channels Churchill in Character-Driven Docudrama

Curiously, Darkest Hour and Dunkirk basically cover the same ground, namely, Winston Churchill’s (Gary Oldman) first month as Prime Minister of Great Britain. When he was sworn in on May 10, 1940, the country was at war with Germany which had already conquered most of Europe and was just starting to invade Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

Big Sky Adventure Features P.C. Variation on Classic Western Theme   

I suppose the good old days are gone forever when you could make a Western without worrying about being political correct. I can still remember how, growing up, everybody (even the Native American kids) not only rooted for the frontiersmen to defeat the wild Injuns on TV, but we also preferred to be white settlers whenever we played \

Saoirse Shines as Rebellious Teen in Touching, Coming-of-Age Adventure

Saoirse Ronan is only 23, but she\’s already been nominated for an Academy Award twice, for Brooklyn (2015) and Atonement (2005). Now, she\’s a shoo-in to land another nomination for her memorable turn as the title character in Lady Bird.

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