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News,Television

'Luther' movie still planned, says creator: 'Idris & I bound in shared relationship with the character'

When asked about the future of his hit BBC series Luther 2 years ago, at what was supposed to be its end, star of the popular crime drama Idris Elba said the following during a press conference: "I'm far from done. He's one of the characters that I love and have some say in where he goes. That's enjoyable as a producer. I don't see myself turning my back on it. I think there are various...

Television,News

Netflix's first Brazilian original series, sci-fi thriller '3%,' gets a Season 2 & a teaser trailer

Netflix's first Brazilian original production, an 8-part sci-fi thriller series titled 3%, is the streaming platform's first original series filmed by, produced by and starring a cast of entirely Brazilians. The first season of the series premiered to rave reviews on Netflix worldwide on November 25, 2016. And now the streaming platform has set a second season of 3%, announcing...

Film

2017 was almost devoid of black leading ladies on the big screen, but 2018 looks fuller

As the 2017 year in cinema comes to an end, a time when studios unveil their most prized possessions - i.e. Oscar bait - and experts publish their respective Academy Awards predictions lists, a glance at both (studio Oscar potentials and pundit predictions) immediately tells us that there isn't a single black actress in contention for the top trophy, the Best Actress Oscar. One might...

Film

Remember Frantz Fanon on the anniversary of his death by watching these 2 films

Frantz Omar Fanon, the Martiniquais-French psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary and writer whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory and Marxism, passed away on this day, December 6, 1961, at just 35 years old. Leukemia was the cause of death. Fanon's writings include the author’s two critically significant works – Black Skin, White Masks...

Film

Inspired by 'Black Panther,' BAMcinématek presents 'Fight the Power: Black Superheroes on Film'

New Yorkers get to have all the fun; here's another reason (of countless) why, especially if you love movies, superheroes (every definition of the word), and black people. And who doesn't love every one of those things? From Friday, February 2 through Sunday, February 18, 2018, BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NYC, will present another inspired film screening series titled Fight the Power:...