Category Archives: Movies

Monday Open Thread | James Baldwin Week

Happy Monday, Everyone. This week’s featured artist is Mr. James Baldwin. We’ll look at some of his most acclaimed writings, essays, novels, and TV/radio addresses. James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright and novelist regarded as a highly insightful,    iconic writer with … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominees: Best Documentary

In 2017, there are five Best Documentary Nominees. Four of them are Black. 1. I Am Not Your Negro 2. O.J.: Made in America 3. 13th 4. Life, Animated I know that 13th is on Netflix, and that I Am … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominees: Ruth Negga, Bradford Young

2017 Oscars were more diverse than previous years. Two more nominees were Best Actress Nominee Ruth Negga, for the movie Loving, and Bradford Young’s nomination for Best Cinematography for the movie Arrival.   Who is Ruth Negga? All about the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominated: Fences

Fences, based on August Wilson’s play, and directed by Denzel Washington, is up for 4 Academy Awards: Best Picture Best Actor: Denzel Washington Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis Best Writing Adapted Screenplay: August Wilson

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Tuesday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominated : Moonlight

Moonlight is the little movie that could. About a year and a half ago, the only people talking about Moonlight were Black film geeks. I heard about it from Shadow and Act. I haven’t seen Moonlight, but everyone that I’ve … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Entertainment for the Holidays

As you are enjoying family and friends, if you want to go out and be entertained and educated, there are two films that you should put at the top of your list: Hidden Figures- the untold story of the Black … Continue reading

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President Obama | 2106 Kennedy Center Honors Reception

This is the President Obama’s last Kennedy Center Honors Reception. Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, Martha Argerich, James Taylor, and The Eagles THE 39TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television … Continue reading

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