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WATCH: LA Sentinel @ SAG Awards 2020
January 24, 2020
Brittany K. Jackson interviews Crystal Fox at the SAG Awards. ... read more / watch video »
FILM REVIEW: ‘Boys for Life’
January 17, 2020
They first teamed up for Bad Boys in 1995, to great box office success. There was an encore in 2003, Bad Boys II, which was distinguished by incredible stunts. Now, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence go back to the same well one more time. Is there any water left? ... read more »
Issa Rae: Movie Academy ‘Needs to Do Better’ On Diversity
January 17, 2020
Issa Rae’s quick comment after five men were announced as Oscar nominees for best director was spur of the moment, but for many captured the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees. ... read more »
Cannes Does ‘Right Thing’ in Appointing Spike Lee to Lead
January 17, 2020
Festival organizers hope Lee will “shake things up” among the world’s cinema elite at the festival which runs May 12-23. And anti-racism campaigners hope Lee’s appointment wakes up the French cultural world to persistent discrimination and the damaging stereotypes it perpetuates. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: “Underwater”
January 16, 2020
If tension, fear and good performances were all it took to make a satisfying thriller, “Underwater” would be complete. ... read more »
Lucas Museum Acquires African American Film History Archive ‘SEPARATE CINEMA’
January 16, 2020
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, currently under construction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of the Separate Cinema Archive, which documents African American cinema history from 1904 to 2019. Encompassing more than 37,000 rare items, the archive includes a major selection of original film posters, lobby cards, film stills, publicity material, scripts, an extensive reference library, and more. ... read more »
Golden Globe Awards Blackout — Travesty or Testament?
January 16, 2020
Black talent being shut out of the Golden Globes is not just a travesty but also a testament to the power of the work and the narratives being told that challenge the status quo. Why folks assume that awards shows invested in the same media industries that continue to perpetuate and recycle the vilest stereotypes of black identity and behavior would somehow acknowledge the stories, performances and behind-the-scenes work that challenges dominant ways of thinking about Black people on and off-screen is befuddling. ... read more »
STEPHANIE ALLAIN: The Oscars and Her People
January 9, 2020
She's made careers happen in an industry known for keeping doors shut to Black and Brown people. ... read more »
Mati Diop’s brilliant feature film debut “Atlantics” — on Netflix — one of the best films of 2019.
January 9, 2020
It’s hard not to use a lot of glowing adjectives to describe the beauty and the impact of the story and how the director chooses to tell it. ... read more »
‘Just Mercy’ Starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Explores the Deep-Seated Inequalities in America’s Criminal Justice System
January 9, 2020
Held at the Cinemark Theater in Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw, the star-studded and action-packed event also included appearances from co-stars and celebrities. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: ‘Les Misérables’
January 2, 2020
Ladj Ly‘s stark realism, also exemplified by his documentary-style filmmaking, is fairly evocative for 102 minutes and gives the film a soul. ... read more »
Lightsaber Dojo, A Star Wars VR Experience, Now Available at Del Amo Fashion Center
December 27, 2019
Nomadic, the immersive entertainment company and Simon®, a global leader in premiere shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations are offering a new virtual reality experience, Lightsaber Dojo,developed by ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio.  ... read more »
Best Films of 2019
December 26, 2019
Look back on the most noteworthy films of 2019 and they all display a diverse array of superb talent—in front of and behind the camera. ... read more »
STERLING K. BROWN starring in “Waves” and making them (PART ONE)
December 19, 2019
Brown currently stars in the powerful A24 family drama "Wave" for which he has received critical praise. ... read more »
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