‘Paddington 2’ charms the whole family

The first “Paddington” film was released in 2014 and it became one of the most successful children’s films ever. A bona fide hit around the world, but “Paddington 2” tops the first one or pure pleasure.

Mo McRae making bad cop moves in ‘Den of Thieves’

Mo McRae has appeared in more than 30 film and television projects over the past decade. To put it bluntly, acting is his jam.

‘Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba!’ opens at IFC Center Jan. 19

Makeba is one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. In 1959 she was forced into exile.

‘Proud Mary’ stars Taraji P. Henson: A killer with a heart

“Proud Mary” stars Taraji P. Henson as an assassin-with-a-heart-of-gold. She also serves as executive producer of this action thriller. The story is about Mary (Henson), a Boston-based veteran assassin who takes a 13-year-old street urchin, Danny (Jahi Di’Allo Winston), under ...

Welcome to award season madness

The moment the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards began, Twitter went officially “nuts” waiting for Oprah Winfrey to take the stage. From the start, the ceremony was engrossed with the politically charged #timesup climate.

Live on MLK Day: 49th NAACP Image Awards

Leonard James III has a voice that is as comforting as running water. It’s low, resonating, authoritative—and it lingers in the mind.

Best of African Diaspora International Film Fest held Jan. 12-14

The Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival is back from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14 with a selection of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films in ADIFF 2017. Screenings will be held at Teachers College, ...

Major Black presence at Sundance 2018, Jan. 18-28

There will never be a shortage of creativity to come from our community. The annual Sundance Film Festival, taking place Jan. 18 through Jan. 28, is just one piece of compelling evidence to back up this aforementioned statement.

Oprah delivers inspiring speech at Golden Globe awards

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey made history at the Golden Globe awards becoming the first African-American women to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award

Golden Globes: List of winners and nominees

The 75th Golden Globe Awards were held Sunday.

PBS American Masters— ‘Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart’

It’s one of the most iconic images in modern photojournalism.

One World: Literature and Art

“Portals: A Solo Exhibition by Shani Jamila Presents One World: Literature and Art” was recently held at the at the Urban Justice Center, and was presented by the artist, a cultural worker with more than a decade of leadership in ...

‘The Greatest Showman’ is a show worth seeing

Based on the original musical, “The Greatest Showman” follows P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) from his humble beginnings through his becoming the world’s master entertainer.

‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ makes a strong case for seeing this film

It’s a law firm operating on a shoestring. One attorney goes to court and is the face of the firm.

No bull: ‘Ferdinand’ is a good film!

Ferdinand (the voice of John Cena) is giant bull with a gentle heart. His father is a champion matador fighter and at the farm where Ferdinand is born, he is expected to follow suit.