‘Creed’ gets four stars

Writer-director Ryan Coogler confirms every bit of promise that he displayed in his 2013 debut “Fruitvale Station,” which also starred Michael B. Jordan.

Interview with Ryan Coogler, ‘Creed’ director-writer, part 2

“Creed” is Ryan Coogler’s second feature film, and he shares a screenwriting credit with Aaron Covington, the movie based on a story by Coogler.

Lineup announced for 23rd African Diaspora International Film Fest

Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie, Geraldine Chaplin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sonia Sanchez, Rusty Cundieff, Stanley Nelson and Thierry Michel are some of the names that lead the 23rd African Diaspora International Film Festival.

HBO hosts special screening of '3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets' documentary with panel discussion

On Wednesday night, HBO hosted an invite-only screening of the documentary 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets at the Schomburg Center in Harlem.

Jolie-Pitt’s ‘By the Sea’ sinks

The mid-’70s in the south of France is the setting for “By the Sea.” An American couple, Vanessa (Angelina Jolie Pitt), a former dancer, and her husband, Roland (Brad Pitt), a writer, hope to ignite both his career and their ...

True-life drama ‘The 33’ gets a ‘10’

It was an event that captivated much of the world in 2010, when 33 miners were buried in a 100-year-old gold and copper mine.

AmNews talks with ‘Creed’ director Ryan Coogler

“Creed” is the seventh “Rocky” movie and the first that the franchise’s creator and star, Sylvester Stallone, didn’t write, Ryan Coogler did.

‘Spectre’ not so spectacular

Agent M (Ralph Fiennes), head of the British organization MI6, can’t figure out what the “H” is wrong with Agent 007, James Bond (Daniel Craig).

A talk with producer Effie T. Brown

A native French speaker helped me understand this elegant phrase that has a clumsy English translation: “reculer pour mieux sauter,” or “to step back to better leap forward.”

‘Instant Mom’ Tia Mowry also cooks it up at ‘Home’

German-born, American-grown actress Tia Mowry holds a special place in the hearts of many of us who remember her turn as one half of the twin duo in the family comedy “Sister, Sister.”

ABC stands behind Raven-Symone as online petition racks up signatures

Raven-Symone, the former Disney Channel star turned daytime talk show co-host, has enraged viewers and nonviewers of ABC's "The View" with some of her opinions, and the backlash is growing.

Lee Daniels to receive SAG honor

What I love best about my job,” said Lee Daniels in a past interview, “is that I can hire talented people of color to work in all departments, to work on ‘Empire.’ It’s one of the best parts of my ...

Chris Rock returns to host Oscars

Inclusion, i.e., diversity, or the lack of it, is a conversation that Hollywood is still having.

‘BET Hip Hop Awards’ loses 1 million viewers—was the boycott to blame?

Black Entertainment Television did not broadcast the 20th anniversary commemoration of Million Man March. A few days later, the television network broadcasted its annual BET Hip Hop Awards show to 1 million fewer viewers than the previous year.

‘Crimson Peak’ a bloody good time

“Ghosts are for real!” is the eerie first line in the film “Crimson Peak.”