Black Artists Make Waves at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic TORONTO (NNPA) – The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming Read More


Film Review: About Last Night

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic “All’s far in love and war.”  But these two couples are taking that too far. They can’t stop loving. Can’t stop bickering.  Will they ever learn how to be content?  Watching their journey of self-discovery may make you chuckle. Read More


In Banner Year for Black Films, Hopes for Momentum

by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before. A wave of high-profile films about black people receives accolades. A heart-warming trend of greater on-screen equality is declared. Hollywood basks in its multiculturalism — and then returns Read More


Multiple Screen Viewing

By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist Today, of course, when we talk about what we watch, that doesn’t necessarily mean just television or the big screen. We have the choice of watching content (e.g. movies, TV, shows and videos) on a number of our cool devices Read More


An “American Promise” Shines at the 2013 New York Film Festival

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic As the New York Film Festival (http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2013) kicked off its 51st year, African heritage films were few and far between, but exceptional. 12 Years A Slave stole the spotlight as it leads the Oscar race for Best Picture. The thought-provoking documentary American Read More


Movie Review: War Witch (***)

Rachel Mwanza as a child solider in War Witch. By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic “You will come out of my belly one day. I don’t know if God will give me strength to love you.” That’s the lament of an expectant mother, a child Read More