With Oscar ballots in the hands of voters, the crunch is on. And while there are so many great performances to choose from, there are always many that don’t get the buzz they deserved. There are…
One of the most disappointing realities about 2014 was that as box office shrank compared to last year, independent films were often hit the hardest. Despite stellar reviews, even festival darlings…
Paramount’s “Selma” easily swept the board with prizes from the Black Film Critics Circle, winning six awards, including best picture and acting ensemble. The film also won for Ava DuVernay, director…
These actresses shined and 2014 and could garner a nomination come Oscar time.
Oscar Isaac and Gugu Mbatha-Raw talk Shakespeare at the Variety Studio: Actors on Actors presented by Samsung Galaxy. This interview will air on PBS SoCal on Dec. 21 as a part of the Variety Studio…
The stars turned out for the L.A. premiere of Relativity and BET Studios’ "Beyond the Lights" at the ArcLight Hollywood Wednesday, the latest film from "Love & Basketball" writer-director Gina…
A music-industry romance that alternates freely between wisdom and mawkishness, caustic entertainment-biz critique and naive wish fulfillment, heartfelt flourishes and soap-opera shenanigans.
The 2014 UrbanWorld Film Festival, the 18th annual fest presented by BET and sponsored by HBO, has set a lineup of 70 films including opener "Beyond the Lights” from director Gina Prince-Bythewood…
Relativity has set romancer “Blackbird” for a U.S. release on Nov. 14, 2014. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("Touch"), Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Colson "MGK" Baker and Danny Glover. Gina…
The pleasures of Jane Austen and the horrors of the British slave trade make a surprisingly elegant fit in Amma Asante's handsome period piece.