Little Richard Documentary Commissioned by CNN Films, HBO Max

I ‘luvbs” me some Little Richard! ~ V Wop bop a loo bop a lop bom bom! CNN Films and HBO Max have commissioned a documentary feature on the late rock icon Little Richard. ‘Little Richard: I Am Everything’ is set to be directed by Lisa Cortés and produced by Dee Rees. The film, currently titled Little Richard: I Am Everything, is set to chart … Continue reading Little Richard Documentary Commissioned by CNN Films, HBO Max

Critic’s Notebook: In ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Boots Riley Makes Much-Needed Room for Black Weirdness

The new comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson is the rare film to feature deeply eccentric black characters who transcend the usual angry/noble dichotomy. In the buzzy, Sundance-feted comedy Sorry to Bother You, in theaters July 6, writer-director newcomer Boots Riley lets his black working-class freak flag fly — and he is mostly unconcerned with whether or not you’re following his trippy parade. Saturated … Continue reading Critic’s Notebook: In ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Boots Riley Makes Much-Needed Room for Black Weirdness