If you take away the narrow, white-male-centric stories we were given, then that means you have a whole universe of stories with women of actual dominance, with people of color, all races. Basically, you have a genre where 90% of it is unexplored. ~ Jeymes Samuel It’s often said that to love something is to also be critical of its shortcomings. That has always been … Continue reading The Harder They Fall Director Jeymes Samuel Didn’t Reinvent the Western—He Freed It
The Harder They Fall, directed by Jeymes Samuel, has finally landed on Netflix. Starring Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Deon Cole, Zazie Beetz, the Jay-Z-produced film is a rare Black cast entry in the Western genre. That distinction is one of the main reasons Regina King told EBONY she had to be part of this film. It was just … Continue reading Regina King on the Verifiable Lessons of ‘The Harder They Fall’ and Her Other Black History-Laced Projects
O-M-G, I can’t wait ’til this to come out!! Go ‘head, Netflix. ~ V #ThisFallWeRide Synopsis: Gunning for revenge, outlaw Nat Love saddles up with his gang to take down enemy Rufus Buck, a ruthless crime boss who just got sprung from prison. This ain’t your grandaddy’s Western! Check out Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, RJ Cyler, Edi … Continue reading The Harder They Fall | Official Trailer
Ooh-wee! Now, THIS is the all-Black Western movie I want to see!! And, one of the producers is Jay-Z. Go ‘head, Netflix. ~ V Synopsis: When outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) is being released from prison he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge. Those riding with him in this assured, righteously new … Continue reading The Harder They Fall | Official Teaser | Netflix
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
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