Tag Archives: black film
Previewing the 2022 NAACP Image Awards
The NAACP Image Awards – like its namesake organization – is a Black American institution. But I think if you asked the average Black person what they think the awards are for and what they mean, you’d get a wide … Continue reading
Portrait of a Black Man: Reviewing ‘Fruitvale Station’
“Seen as animals, brutes, natural born rapists, and murderers, Black men have had no real dramatic say when it comes to the way they are represented. They have made few interventions on the stereotype…Black males who refuse categorization are rare, … Continue reading
On J. August Richards’ Webseries, ‘The Hypnotist’: Black People and Science Fiction
I’m struck by the fact that the great J. August Richards is developing a sci-fi webseries, The Hypnotist, featuring black people that seems to center blackness. “…African hypnosis. It was essentially lost during the slave trade, but goes back thousands … Continue reading
What Exactly Is ‘The Best Man’ Sequel Trailer Saying?
In a piece I wrote two years ago for the homie Alyssa at ThinkProgress in which I discuss what I think The Best Man sequel, The Best Man Holiday, should address, I said that Malcolm Lee should center the film … Continue reading
Burden of Representation or a Structural Problem in Hollywood?
Adam Thompson of the great Shadow and Act asks: So here’s the $64,000 question: Isn’t performance, rather than race, the true representation? When a talented actor delivers a masterful performance and creates an indelible character, does it matter if the … Continue reading