Melvin Van Peebles, trailblazing director and Black cinema champion, has died

Van Peebles, father of actor and director Mario Van Peebles, died at his home on Tuesday night, according to a statement shared on social media. “Dad knew that Black images matter. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what was a movie worth? We want to be the success…

‘Kate’ movie review: Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s action-thriller is all style and little substance

The Netflix flick tries hard to compensate for its outdated storyline with slick visuals and a talented cast, but struggles to leave a lasting impact A highly trained assassin/lone-wolf has a trusted mentor. She journeys with an ardent thirst for vengeance, but a swivel from the initial plot reveals an…

New African Cinema: ‘Neptune Frost’ & ‘Saloum’ Rock the Festivals

New African Cinema: ‘Neptune Frost’ & ‘Saloum’ Rock the Festivals by Alex Billington September 20, 2021 “Stories about heroes travel faster than bullets.” There are two new films from Africa playing film festivals this year that just so happen to be two of the most creative, unique, and entertaining discoveries…