Shadow and Act

Watch Denzel Washington Breaks Down His Sociopathic "Safe House" Character + New Footage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 3, 2012 2:59 PM
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I'm actually looking forward to this one; it opens next week Friday, but I'll be seeing it on Tuesday night, and will share my thoughts afterward. 

Wayne Brady Talks Staying Relevant, The Paul Mooney Joke That Offended Him and The Chappelle Show Sketch He Can't Seem To Shake

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 2, 2012 5:52 PM
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Lenny Kravitz Talks "Hunger Games," Challenging Himself As An Actor, Plans To Direct, And More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2012 1:53 PM
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If you haven't been paying attention, Lenny Kravitz's foray into acting isn't just some passing fancy; the man is serious about the craft and plans to stick with it for longer than a little while.
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Chris Rock Talks About His New "Black" Film, Working w/Tyler Perry + The Eddie Murphy Movie That Should Be The Model For Black Films

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 25, 2012 11:35 AM
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Chris Rock sat down with Vibe Magazine for an interview recently (he's also the guest editor for the mag this month) and gave some revealing updates on his current projects, his thoughts on working with Tyler Perry, what he considers the correct way to do a black movie and much more.

Spike Lee Talks Red Hook Summer's Sundance Premiere, Hollywood System, State of Black Cinema, Future Projects and More

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 20, 2012 11:50 AM
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Spike Lee & Dee Rees In Conversation w/ NY Times' David Carr At Sundance To Stream Live On Sunday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2012 1:27 PM
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This Sunday the 22nd of January, 1pm to 2:30pm EST (10am to 11:30am MST) at the Cinema Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival, Spike Lee and Dee Rees will appear together in conversation with the New York Times' David Carr moderating the discussion at part of the New York Times' TimesTalk series.
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Director's Spotlight: Joe Doughrity Sheds Some Light And Love On Detroit With "Cornerstore"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 13, 2012 5:58 PM
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If you've been reading S&A for awhile now, you've probably noticed one name that pops up often here...Joe Doughrity.  His 2007 short film Akira's Hip Hop Shop, starring James Kyson Lee and Emayatzy Corinealdi, is a favorite by many along with Celeste Bright, a popular web series in which he directed some of the episodes.  Cornerstore, his latest production, is a comedy that's garnering much fanfare since its debut at the Pan African Film Festival last year and has been profiled a few times on S&A. 

Anthony Mackie Dishes On His Character In Heist Flick "Man On A Ledge"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2012 11:51 AM
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Until today, I've had really no idea what Anthony Mackie's role in the entire story is (except that he's a cop, given the image above released in December), and just how much he's involved; he could be on screen for 5 minutes, or 25; I don't know.
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Mekhi Phifer Talks Broadway Debut in Alicia Keys-Produced "Stick Fly"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 26, 2011 9:25 AM
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Watch: 10 Questions With Dee Rees (Writer/Director Of "Pariah")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 3:20 PM
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More footage from Pariah press day in New York City was a few weeks ago, and, in the rush of it all, I was able to chat with some of its starring cast (Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans and Pernell Walker), its director (Dee Rees), and producer (Nekisa Cooper).
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