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19 Best Breakout Performances Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

The past year wasn't just exceptional with regard to films, but also performances. Veteran stars like Tom Hanks, Robert Redford and Sandra Bullock tur...

Christopher Rosen

Melonie Diaz Is An Awards-Season Underdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment

"Fruitvale Station" co-star Melonie Diaz hasn't been mentioned as a possible Oscar contender for Best Supporting Actress as often as category favorite...

The First Mistake Of Oscar Season

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

Two of the best supporting actress performances this year were given by Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz in "Fruitvale Station," but a typographical e...

Fruitvale Station, a Life Stolen

CC Stinson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
CC Stinson

Using art as an outlet, Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station painted the complex life of a young African American man in today's society.

Back In The Oscar Hunt

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — Octavia Spencer almost passed on one of the most acclaimed movies of the year so far – "Fruitvale Station." The film, re...

Popcorn Preview: Fruitvale Station

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Fruitvale Station (2013) Cast includes: Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Friday Night Lights), Melonie Diaz (Be Kind Rewind), Octavia Spencer (The H...

Christopher Rosen

'I Try To Do Studio Films, But They Don't Like Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

Michael B. Jordan has received deserved praise for his incredible lead performance in "Fruitvale Station," but it's Melonie Diaz who stands as the fil...

'Fruitvale Station' Star Talks Humanizing Racial Profiling, Racism

VOXXI | Jonathan Muñoz | Posted 07.12.2013 | Latino Voices

A man shot at a subway station, in the early hours of New Years Day 2009, by a police officer — all of it caught on a cell phone. That is the sto...

Movie Review: Fruitvale Station

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Quiet, stirring, enraging and sometimes quite funny, Fruitvale Station, which took the two top prizes at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is a snapshot of the dialectic of race in America, told from the viewpoint of a member of the underclass, chasing the American dream.

Sundance Favorite Heading To 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.09.2013 | TV

Melonie Diaz stars in the upcoming film "Fruitvale Station," a heartbreaking true-life drama about a young Bay Area resident who was shot and killed b...

Fruitvale Station: Hoping for Oscar

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Addressing the premiere crowd at MoMA, Ryan Coogler said he had to make this film when the news ripped apart his community. After the screening, we were still so immersed, we were happy to see Michael B. Jordan alive.

Fruitvale Station: A Review

Craig Carpenter | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Craig Carpenter

It is no accident that Fruitvale Station was so fêted at this year's Sundance Festival, winning the Audience and Grand Jury Awards, as well as an early acquisition by The Weinstein Company.