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A Computer Animated Film Based on Joseph Conrad's 'Heart Of Darkness' Set in Brazil's Favelas?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2014 1:06 PM
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The movie, which will also be titled "Heart of Darkness" ("Coração das trevas" in Portuguese) will be accompanied by a mini-series made up of four half-hour parts.

John Wayne’s 'The Alamo' and the Devoted Slave (Should the Film be Saved?)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 12, 2014 8:55 AM
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Some films deserved to be preserved, but is there a case for 'The Alamo'? Maybe not so much.

good kid, m.A.A.d. lilies: The French New Wave's Influence on Hip-Hop - Part 1

  • By Dylan Green
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  • June 11, 2014 2:35 PM
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Both the French New Wave and hip-hop took established techniques and sounds from the older generation and defied convention by adding new flourishes and ideas.

Revisiting The Bechdel Test Using M. Asli Dukan's "Blacks in Scifi Films" 5 Basic Criteria To Measure Racial Inequalities In Cinema

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2014 1:01 PM
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I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say that most will probably fail the test. The majority won't even get past the first item on the list.

Film Criticism is Your Friend - Embrace it

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2014 12:10 PM
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There needn't be a "criticism versus creation" debate. Both universes can exist simultaneously, and be mutually beneficial.

The Most Important Filmgoers Ever (And What This Means For Black Cinema)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 10, 2014 12:45 AM
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  • 20 Comments
The demographics say it all, and there is one group of filmgoers that has become the most important and influential today.

Is A Black Panther Film or TV Project Announcement on the Horizon? Evidence Says It's Likely

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2014 12:29 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Is A Black Panther Film or TV Project Announcement on the Horizon?

30 Significant Black Characters In Science Fiction Films Based On 5 Basic Criteria (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2014 10:21 AM
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In this case, significance is defined as “something that is conveyed as a meaning, often obscurely or indirectly.”

4 Black Women will Transform a "White Sister" Weekly on New Lifetime Series 'Girlfriend Intervention'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 4, 2014 7:14 PM
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  • 17 Comments
4 wise, poised, stylish African American women help a white sister seeking a complete makeover to restore her confidence and inner glow

From The Front-lines: A Working Black Actor Opens Up & Has Plenty To Say

  • By A Black Actor
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  • June 4, 2014 5:06 PM
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  • 12 Comments
It's very easy to play armchair critic, and I'm sure this post won't change everyone's mind. But I had to speak up