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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.

The Best Films of 2014

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

It's not like Michael Keaton's career was kaput, but it seems like he raised himself from the dead with this invigorating performance. Mexican director/writer Alejandro González Iñárritu gave Keaton a plum role.

WATCH: 'Selma' Star Imagines What MLK Would Do About Ferguson

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.16.2014 | Black Voices

The team behind "Selma" has been outspoken about the parallels between the film, which chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 voting rights marches,...

'Selma' Star Sees A Bright Future For Black Films In Hollywood

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

Though David Oyelowo's star turn as Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma" is winning him rave reviews and awards consideration, he's one of the few black ...

Christopher Rosen

'Selma' Star David Oyelowo: 'Eric Garner Became An American Problem'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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' 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...

Sasha Bronner

Why Oprah Was Convinced To Make 'Selma'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Watch The First Trailer For Martin Luther King Movie 'Selma'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment

"What happens when a man stands up and says enough is enough?" That's the money quote in the first trailer for Ava DuVernay's "Selma," which focuses o...

Interstellar

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The script, by director/writer Christopher Nolan and his brother, writer Jonathan Nolan, doesn't let the film get off the ground, literally, for 50 minutes. It meticulously, laboriously sets up the backstory and the reason why a trip to outer space is a do-or-die mission.

Movie Review: 'Interstellar' or Star Bores?

Brandon Judell | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Just when we thought we could wait no longer, director Christopher Nolan has supplied the world with another prolonged, at times nearly bewildering sci-fi adventure that will bear repeated viewings by viewers who are unemployed and have little else to do.

David Oyelowo On Playing Martin Luther King Jr., Ebola Fears, And Race In Hollywood

The Daily Beast | Marlow Stern | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

No disrespect to Ben Affleck, but 2014 is the year of David Oyelowo. After years of cutting his teeth on the British stage and small screen, the 38-ye...

Here's Another Jessica Chastain Oscar Contender

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.18.2014 | Entertainment

Add this one to your Oscar calendar: The first trailer for "A Most Violent Year" is here, and it's a doozy. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor ("Mar...

Lupita Nyong'o's 'Star Wars' Role Might Have Been Revealed

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment

Warning: Potential spoilers about "Star Wars: Episode VII" are below. Lodged in the latest "Star Wars: Episode VII" rumors may be insight into Adam...

PHOTOS: 10 Black British Actors You Need To Know

Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

The increase of British actors coming to the forefront of Hollywood for their dynamic talents have taken precedence in recent years. And though, the i...

Popcorn Preview: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Leslie Sisman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Cast includes: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), David Banner (Street Kings), Mariah Carey (You Don't ...

Movie Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I walked away from Daniels' film deeply moved. As obvious as this film can be in its messages -- bigotry and racism: bad -- it still touches on moments of history from the recent past that need to be recalled, over and over.

WATCH: How ‘Lee Daniels' The Butler' Is A Love Letter To America

OWN | Posted 08.10.2013 | OWN

For an upcoming episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," Oprah Winfrey sits down with some of her costars in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" to talk about the fil...

Review: Oprah and Forest Whitaker in Lee Daniels' The Butler

Caryn James | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Lee Daniels' The Butler is some serious, probably effective Oscar bait. It is also -- these things so often go together -- audience-pandering History Lite.

WATCH: 'A Dedication To Trayvon Martin'

Posted 07.26.2013 | Black Voices

As controversy surrounding the acquittal of George Zimmerman continues to make headlines throughout the county, various public figures are also contin...

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...

My Father's Love of Nina Simone

CC Stinson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Black Voices
CC Stinson

Nina is an interesting and charismatic character, so I can see why my father loved her music. He would be so excited that two films are in production about her life, and I am thrilled as well despite the controversy.

Review: Jack Reacher

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Warts and all, Jack Reacher is a winner and Tom Cruise once again proves why he's still a movie star. Still, the best thing I can say about Jack Reacher is that I kinda hope we get a sequel.

Middle of Nowhere (****)

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.12.2012 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

"You were on your way to something. Don't stop." That kind of encouragement, greatly needed by a forlorn young woman, is the spirit that drives this ...