Jaden Michael is ‘Wonderstruck’ in Todd Haynes’ new film

Actor Jaden Michael plays Jamie, a young boy helping Ben (Oakes Fegley) find his father in New York City circa 1977 in director Todd Haynes’ terrific new film, “Wonderstruck.”

Get ready for ‘Ragnarok’

L.A. Williams: I doubt he’ll win. He should. After all, Thor is a weather-controlling immortal warrior who is much stronger than Spider-Man and usually depicted as stronger than Wonder Woman, too. (Gasp!)

BAM hosts Frantz Fanon-inspired film series

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is currently wrapping up a film series inspired by the work of Fanon. The series, according to BAM, brings together stylish mainstream films like “Deep Cover” and “Caché,” with unabashedly revolutionary calls to arms with ...

Laurence Fishburne stars in ‘Last Flag Flying’

In 1998, I had the pleasure of being in the audience for James Purdy’s play “Sun of the Sleepless,” which starred a then-unknown actor whose reputation, to surprise—in the early 1990s—was growing exponentially.

Tommy Davidson brings families together in ABC’s ‘Vacation Creation’

My Google calendar gave me an alert that my presence was expected at the Viceroy Hotel. I was scheduled to interview iconic comedic actor Tommy Davidson—of “In Living Color” fame—about season two of his new show, ABC’s “Vacation Creation,” which ...

Film celebrates superhero Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall said it elegantly and honestly when he said that “sometimes history takes things into its own hands.” The more brutal assessment is that history is told by the victors, not the victims, so the truth is rarely part ...

'The Mayor' brings timely laughs to politics

OK, stop if you've heard this one: A guy enters a political race as a publicity stunt to help boost his brand, and actually winds up winning and faces the thorny challenges of holding elected office.

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is roundly entertaining

In 2014, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced filmgoers to the international intelligence agency operating with the highest diplomatic, scholarly and gentlemanly behavior with the ultimate goal of keeping the world safe.

21st annual Urbanworld Film Fest: TV overview

With the lines between television and film becoming increasingly blurred, film festivals have begun showcasing premiere television and streaming service programming as well.

21st annual Urbanworld Film Fest film highlights

The 21st annual Urbanworld Film Festival was a treasure trove of quality, entertaining, thought-provoking stories about people who endeavor to forge lives in densely packed, high-energy, fast-moving metropolises across the globe.

21st annual Urbanworld Film Fest film highlights

In America, the word urban has been bastardized to some extent because of our hysterical obsession with race.

Maysles screens ‘Copwatch’ doc Sept. 22-23

To protect and to serve is the motto that began, in 1955, with the Los Angeles Police Department and was further adopted by many other police forces.

Lena Waithe becomes first Black woman to win Emmy for comedy writing

Netflix series “Master of None” co-star Lena Waithe became the first African-American women to win an Emmy for Best Writing in a Comedy Series.

Director Sharon Lewis on Urbanworld debut of ‘Brown Girl Begins’

Never give up on your dreams, especially if it’s to make a film. Sharon Lewis was a struggling actress browsing the shelves in a Los Angeles bookstore in 1998 when Nalo Hopkinson’s just published “Brown Girl in the Ring” caught ...

Diversity took center stage at Emmys

Diversity was on display and celebrated Sunday night at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.