A Wrinkle in Time: the good, the bad, and the beautiful

Diana Adesola Mafe reviews the movie A Wrinkle in Time and gives a personal account of what it meant to her as a woman of colour Read More

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Selma: A Necessary Story

by Shane Thomas For those not familiar with the work of Ava DuVernay, one of the features of her movies is her ability to scrutinise the everyday. She has always been superb at shining a spotlight on the little things, the intimate moments, which so often go unnoticed, but in aggregate, are the ones that… Read More

‘Selma’ finally liberates the political legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Montré Aza Missouri  On the night of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in which critically acclaimed Selma directed by African American filmmaker Ava DuVernay and staring Nigerian-British actor David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. managed to walk away with only one award, despite nominations in several categories including Best Director and Best Actor, I… Read More

Black Women Directors at the Movies: The New ‘In’ Thing?

by Montré Aza Missouri More than twenty years ago, bell hooks examined the ambiguous relationship between black women and the cinema and argued that black female audiences have to take on an “oppositional gaze” distinctive from the intentions of predominately white male directors. According to hooks, this gaze of resistance is required in order for… Read More

Doing the Right Thing: Black Film and TV in a Biased World

by Micah Yongo  ‘You know, where I come from, there are a lot of different ways of being black.’ ‘Well, then you one lucky black man. But see, blood, ‘bout now, where you come from ain’t where you at… Roun’ here, they only got the one way of being black, and sooner or later that’s the… Read More