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Frame By Frame: Senior Programmer Shari Frilot Lists 12 Groundbreaking Projects from the Sundance Film Festival and New Frontier

  • By Shari Frilot
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  • August 14, 2014 7:00 PM
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Oversimplification of Her Beauty
Shari Frilot, senior film programmer of the Sundance Film Festival and chief curator of the Sundance New Frontier program, curates a list of groundbreaking projects to come through the Festival, as well as projects that represent what New Frontier is about and the range of works that they show.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists His Top 10 Science Fiction Movies - How Many Have You Seen?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2014 2:42 PM
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  • 10 Comments
The most surprising entry on his list is "The Island" - a movie directed by Michael Bay, which I was underwhelmed by.

10 Filmmakers Of The African Diaspora You May Not Know, But Should

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2014 1:26 PM
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  • 1 Comment
10 Filmmakers Of The African Diaspora You May Not Know, But Should
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Cybel The DP’s '85 Essential Films You Must See to Know Anything About Why She Loves Film'

  • By Cybel Martin
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  • January 31, 2014 1:02 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Cybel The DP’s '85 Essential Films You Must See to Know Anything About Why She Loves Film'
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The Top 10 Grossing Black Films Of 2013

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 30, 2013 1:47 PM
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  • 14 Comments
The Top 10 Grossing Black Films Of 2013

30 Significant Black Characters In Science Fiction Films (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2013 4:38 PM
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  • 9 Comments
30 Significant Black Characters In SF Films (Video)

22 Feature Films Of The African Diaspora To See At The Toronto International Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2013 11:29 AM
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  • 3 Comments
A repost, considering the festival begins today!

Catch Up On Last Week's *Hot* Shadow & Act Posts Before The New Week Begins...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2013 8:04 PM
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As you settle in this Sunday evening, after what I hope was a wonderful weekend, why not get caught up on (or revisit) last week's 5 most popular S&A posts? Popular as in posts published last week, with lots of activity in terms of comments, Facebook *likes*, Facebook *shares*, Twitter tweets, and other social networking sharing.
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Where Is Black Film Today? This Chart Showing Annual Number Of Black Films Released May Help

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2013 8:45 PM
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  • 18 Comments
A second tease. I know, you hate teases. Just bear with me. Your patience will be rewarded!

Spike Lee's Essential List Of Films For Filmmakers (What's Missing? How Many Have You Seen?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 26, 2013 7:40 PM
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  • 82 Comments
The one thing that immediately jumped out at me in looking over this list from Spike Lee, is the near-absence of films by black filmmakers. I counted 3 total: Charles Burnett's Killer Of Sheep, John Singleton's Boyz N The Hood, and Michael Schultz's Coolie High.