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Composer brings hip-hop elements to new doc ‘United Skates’ at Tribeca Film Fest

Jongnic Bontemps is a gifted composer and it’s his musical composition in the new documentary “United Skates” (by directors Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown) that is causing the strong pre-festival buzz.

Black Tribeca 2018

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival is full of Black star power, and we’ve compiled a list of everything you should have on your radar for entertainment.

'Black Panther' beats 'Titanic' with highest grossing numbers

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther continues to climb the charts, and has now beat Titanic as one of the highest grossing films, which had held it’s spot since 1997.

‘The Last O.G.’ is a hit

TBS made a smart decision when they said “yes” to “The Last O.G.,” the new series starring Tracy Morgan, which premiered April 3.

Lehman College honoring Kerry Washington

Actress, activist and producer, Kerry Washington, is being honored by Lehman College during its 50th Anniversary Celebration and Leadership Awards Dinner at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City, April 11.

Black Stars and Directors Dominate Box Office Top 5

Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure “Ready Player One,” while Tyler Perry has scored again with “Acrimony.”

A hip-hop legend is reborn in Netflix’s ‘Roxanne Roxanne’

There are many ways to gain fame and fortune, and one way is to use your words, which is exactly what Roxanne Shanté did.

‘Red Sparrow’ never really takes off

Russian prima ballerina Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) has her dreams shattered when she suffers a career-ending injury during a performance.

Tribute to Edith Head, grand dame of Hollywood costume design

The role of a costume designer is complicated and yet it’s easy. They simply help set the tone of the entire film. They simply help establish the characters. They simply help audiences connect to the stories being told.

‘Gringo’ a no-go

The blows just keep landing: Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) isn’t a boxer. He’s a kind, nerdy businessman who finds out that everyone he trusts—his wife (Thandie Newton), boss (Joel Edgerton) and colleague (Charlize Theron)—have it in for him.

‘Wrinkle in Time’—a ‘Wizard of Oz’ for a new generation

On a chilly spring day—a quirky occurrence in sunny California—a group of selected journalists, bloggers and influencers cued up to screen “Wrinkle in Time” on the famed Walt Disney lot.

‘Wrinkle in Time’—not exactly what you expect

Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s book, “A Wrinkle in Time,” the newest film version under director Ava DuVernay has been causing a lot of excitement, with heightened expectations fueled in large part by the heat of “Black Panther.”

Film Society of Lincoln Center, MoMA host 47th New Directors/New Films fest series

Festival celebrates filmmakers who represent the present and anticipate the future of cinema, showcasing the daring artists whose work pushes the envelope in unexpected ways.

International Children’s Film Festival runs through March 18

Spring is right around the corner, and with the change of temperature there comes more choices to entertain and educate your children, such as the New York International Children’s Film Festival with an impressive 2018 lineup.

Film Independent Spirit Awards: The best of indie celebrated

There is something wonderful about the Indie Spirit Awards produced by Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the LA Film Festival.