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Nate Parker

'Belle' Actress Says 'Beyond The Lights' Shows Power Of Self

Associated Press | MARCELA IZASA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has had a busy 2014. Earlier this year, she starred in "Belle," based on a true story about a ...

Beyond the Lights

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Quick Rihanna, check to see if someone stole your diary. This ode to young black chanteuses fighting personal demons feels like the story of her life.

Movie Review: Beyond the Lights -- Return of the Romantic Drama

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

On the surface, Beyond the Lights is about the unlikely romance between an L.A. cop named Kaz (Nate Parker) and a rising British pop star named Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). They meet when he subs for a pal doing private security work and winds up saving her from a suicide dive off her hotel balcony. 

Stop What You're Doing and Watch AmeriCAN

The Root | Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele | Posted 11.02.2014 | Black Voices

Empathy. It’s probably one of the most difficult emotions to teach. It’s the emotion that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama want mo...

'Love & Basketball' Director Explains Hollywood's Excuse For Not Casting Black Actors

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices

When director Gina Prince-Bythewood set out to make her latest film, "Beyond the Lights," she thought her script felt commercial, but studio executive...

Urbanworld Film Festival Gets Provocative With Zane Flick

Posted 09.11.2014 | Black Voices

As this year’s annual Urbanworld Film Festival is set to kick off in New York later this month, HuffPost Black Voices has exclusively learned that t...

Christopher Rosen

How A First-Time Filmmaker Assembled Tribeca's Best Cast

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment

Jesse Zwick didn't aim low when it came to his directorial debut, "About Alex." Instead, the writer-director put together a cast that would make most ...

Movie Review: Non-Stop

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you crossed a disaster film from the 1970s with a low-budget action-thriller from the last five years, you'd get something that looks like Non-Stop.

Arbitrage the Movie With a Tip of the Hat to Machiavelli, the Philosopher

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

What makes this new movie so very appealing is that it dramatically reminds us the conduct code we're all taught in school and in Disney movies is more aspirational than reality.

Review: Arbitrage

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"Family -- it's what really matters," says Robert Miller (Richard Gere), or words to that effect, to a gathering in his posh Fifth Avenue townhouse that includes his wife (Susan Sarandon), grown children, grandchildren and friends, who have assembled to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Red Tails Takes a Nose Dive

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.24.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Racism in the Army during WWII. Who thinks about this? Who talks about this? Yet segregation was thriving in war torn skies over Europe. Tuskegee Ai...

The Hollywood Tale of Red Tails

Hermene Hartman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

Movie producer, George Lucas, has taken a giant step, in bringing the story of the Tuskegee Airman to the big screen. In World War II, there were Bla...

Occupy the Dream

Michael Carmichael | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Yesterday was the day the American Civil Rights Movement merged their hopes and dreams with Occupy Wall Street.