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News,Interviews

Mercedes Cooper Speaks On How ARRAY Is Disrupting Old Hollywood Institutions

For Ava DuVernay's film distribution and resource collective ARRAY, it's never been business as usual. Originally named AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement) when it launched in 2010, DuVernay's collective has expanded to acquiring and distributing independent films by people of color and women of all backgrounds around the world. Now with a nonprofit arm and a...

Interviews,Television

Oprah, Tarell McCraney Talk Toni Morrison's Impact On ‘David Makes Man'

Just hours before Shadow And Act sat down with Oprah Winfrey and Tarell Alvin McCraney to chat about their new OWN series David Makes Man, news broke that Toni Morrison had died. There had been an atmospheric shift at the literary giant's transition into an ancestor, and to not discuss the loss that was on everyone's heart would have been akin to removing the air from the room. So,...

Film,Interviews

Melina Matsoukas On The Black Justice Message Of 'Queen & Slim' And Why Daniel Kaluuya Is 'Our Sidney Poitier'

It's freezing cold in Cleveland, Ohio, when Queen & Slim's titular characters Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) go on a forgettable first date from Tinder. But as Slim drives Queen home to presumably never speak again, Slim is pulled over by a bully with a badge who changes the course of their lives forever. On the run for their lives, Queen and Slim fall in love...

Series,Opinion

No, Rue Isn't Dead On 'Euphoria' [OPINION]

Remember when Daenerys Targaryen was supposed to gloriously die in a blue blaze of Ice Dragon fire at the Battle of Winterfell and become the Night Queen? While, yes, that would've made for a much more interesting final season storyline than the one we actually got--along with Bran intentionally and deviously winning the Game of Thrones instead of by passive happenstance--it still...

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Subscribe to Shadow And Act to win a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy of Jordan Peele's new movie 'Us'! 'Living Single' without Maxine Shaw?? Here's why creator Yvette Lee Bowser had to fight for the character 'King Richard,' Film about Venus and Serena Williams' dad, starring Will Smith, has found a director! Gabrielle Union And Jessica Alba's 'Bad Boys' Spinoff 'L.A.'s Finest' Renewed...