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The Year in Film, 2014: 22 Easy Pieces

Jon Eig | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Say whatever else you want to about 2014, here's one thing I know for sure. It had 365 days. And since new movies opened on screens across the USA on a great many of those days, I feel compelled to consider the year in films.

Movie Review: Selma -- The March Goes On

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Fifty years separate the events in the film and the headlines of 2014 and it feels as though little has changed.

American Sniper, Selma, Unbroken: Three 'Important' Movies of 2014 for the Holidays

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The idea of Important differs from Best: for American Sniper, Selma, and Unbroken, Best is beside the point. Each film is enormously engaging, highly recommended, and grounded in history on a large canvas.

Playing MLK: Actor David Oyelowo on Selma

Nell Minow | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

In Selma, we see the most private moments of Dr. King with his wife, their relationship strained by his activism and the risks he is taking, and by tapes the FBI sent to Mrs. King revealing her husband's affairs. Oyelowo explained why those scenes were "a gift" to him as an actor.

Christopher Rosen

'Selma' Star David Oyelowo: 'Eric Garner Became An American Problem' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

David Oyelowo hasn't been shy about discussing how God spoke to him in 2007 and said the actor would eventually play Martin Luther King Jr. in what wo...

'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Slams Racist Sony Emails As 'Sad'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

In a new interview with The Daily Beast, "Selma" director Ava DuVernay has called leaked emails between Sony co-chair Amy Pascal and producer Scott Ru...

Oprah On Protests: 'Y'all Are Not The First To Do It '

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices

On Saturday, thousands of Americans participated in protests across the nation in an effort to call for justice against police brutality. In joining t...

'Selma' Cast Wears 'I Can't Breathe' Shirts At Premiere

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

"Selma" had its New York City premiere on Sunday, the day after the Millions March, a civil rights protest in which at least 25,000 people walked thro...

'Selma' Leads NAACP Awards Nods

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The civil rights drama "Selma" led all films Tuesday when it collected eight nominations for NAACP Image Awards. The movie earne...

Why Oprah Winfrey's First Scene In 'Selma' Was So Emotional

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey plays civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper in Ava DuVernay's "Selma." It's a small part for Winfrey after last year's "Lee Daniels' Th...

Matthew Jacobs

One Of These 20 People Will Win Best Director At The 2015 Oscars | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing e...

'I Refuse To Let Them Come Into This Space'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment

Ava DuVernay's "Selma," which chronicles Martin Luther King's struggle to get Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Voting Rights Act in 1965, is the Oscar co...

Sasha Bronner

Why Oprah Was Convinced To Make 'Selma' | Sasha Bronner | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment

An unfinished cut of the upcoming civil rights film “Selma” screened to a capacity audience at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and the fil...

FIRST LOOK: Ava DuVernay's MLK Biopic 'Selma'

Black Film | Posted 08.14.2014 | Black Voices

Here are the first images from the MLK biopic ‘Selma,’ which will be shown in the upcoming Fall Preview from Entertainment Weekly....

PHOTOS: Super Fly Sistas Rock The Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

Our favorite Pre-Oscars event went down yesterday, the Essence Women In Hollywood Luncheon. Not only is it an opportunity to honor the women of co...

King Estate's Disapproval Forces Oliver Stone To Drop MLK Biopic

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Controversial director Oliver Stone has been circling a Martin Luther King Jr. biopic for months, but he took to Twitter on Friday -- just three days ...

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Saturday, Dec. 7

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The fact that this festival tends to focus on and celebrate films from the Arab world also makes it unique. I've already put together a lineup of films to see, some of which I've missed at other festivals, most of which I'm just finding out about.

Gender Inequality In Film Is Still Disheartening

Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

Can Angelina Jolie hang with Hollywood's leading men, like Robert Downey Jr. and Denzel Washington? Just barely. The war against gender inequality ...

WATCH: This Is Just Breathtaking

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.31.2013 | Black Voices

Ladies know that the right lipstick has the power to transform your look -- but it can also serve as some amazing inspiration. That's precisely what i...

Best of Venice: "Miu Miu Women's Tales" - The Door and Le Donne della Vucciria

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The Venice Film Festival turned 70 this year, but the atmosphere on the Lido is far from being over-the-hill, more like fashionably casual and über-cool.

MLK Biopic Moves Forward With New Director

Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment

Hot on the momentum of his upcoming drama "The Butler" (or whatever it might be called), director Lee Daniels has passed along the reins of another hi...

Holding The Door

Craig Carpenter | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Monday, Ava DuVernay released a new short film, The Door, commissioned by the fashion house Miu Miu for premiere during New York's Fashion Week, and, as has come to be expected from her, it is a thing of beauty.

MUST-SEE: The Most Stunning Fashion Ad We've Ever Seen!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Black Voices

Sit back, relax and prepare to watch the most stunning fashion film you've ever seen. Seriously. Over the past two years, Miu Miu has released a s...

Black Women Directors at the Helm

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

We can all imagine the determination it took to kick through the glass ceiling for these talented women of color film directors.

Ava DuVernay, Independent Filmmaker, Fires Up Black Cinema

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 12.19.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — The rebirth of black independent film is taking place in a small office in the San Fernando Valley. This is where filmmaker Ava D...