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Reviews,Film

'Homecoming': Beyoncé Crafts A Cinematic Love Letter To Black People And HBCUs For Netflix [REVIEW]

Beyoncé loves us, y’all. That’s the main message of her two-hour concert documentary Homecoming that dropped at midnight / 3 A.M. ET on Netflix this morning. Documenting her historic 2018 performance as the first Black woman to headline Coachella, Homecoming is more than just a presentation of the most popular cuts from her discography intercut with home footage. It’s an epic ride...

Television,Film

Reel It Back: Kadeem Hardison On Why This Iconic 'A Different World' Scene 'Unsettled' Him

Everybody loves Dwayne and Whitley. Kadeem Hardison and Jasmine Guy played the most iconic young Black couples of the '90s on the hit show A Different World. But while everyone may have wanted the young lovers to stay together, not everyone loved how that happened at the end of the show's run. Kadeem Hardison stopped by Shadow And Act to share how the pivotal wedding scene between...

Film,Reviews,Interviews

‘The Best Of Enemies,’ Worst Of White Savior Movies [Review]

If you’ve ever read one of the many, MANY New York Times profiles of Trump supporters and the “economic anxiety” that caused them to vote--and continue to support--a raging racist president of the United States and thought: I’d love to see this story on the big screen! You’re in luck. The Best of Enemies is in theaters now. Taraji P. Henson is said to star as iconic North Carolina...

Interviews,Television,Recap

'This Is Us': Beth And Randall Show How A 'Good Man' Can Still Gaslight You

“He's a good man, Savannah! A good man!" It's the lecture Whitney Houston's character Savannah received from her mother in Waiting To Exhale because she no longer wanted to put up with a (married) man's B.S. anymore. And fine, Randall (Sterling K. Brown) on NBC's This Is Us, isn't awful in the same way that Savannah's (married!) man was in Waiting To Exhale, but the refrain Black...

Film,Reviews

The Ending Of Jordan Peele's 'Us,' Explained

*Spoilers for the movie Us below: It was all right there in the trailer. There was Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o) looking, dressing and acting like a regular degular Black mom in a car with her husband and two kids, headed to the beach. Then, Luniz' "I Got 5 on It," comes on the radio and she tries to get her young son Jason to...snap along with the song. “Get in rhythm," she tells...