Film Archives

After Sony agreed to let Spider-Man join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the call have returned with a fervor for Miles Morales — the Afro-Latino Spider-Man from the Ultimate Universe — to be in the next big-screen Spider-Man flick.

Movies like ‘The Butler’ feel a lot like watching someone sing gospel at The Apollo — regardless of the execution, the only reaction the audience is really allowed to have is polite, respectful applause.

Ava Duvernay won the Best Director award at Sundance last year for Middle of Nowhere, her quiet, affecting drama about a woman (Emayatzy Corinealdi) trying to hold her marriage together while her husband is in prison. (DuVernay was the first black woman to win the award.) There’s a whole lot to like about the film, Read More

On this week’s ep, Joel, Jamelle and G.D. are joined by Slate’s Aisha Harris and Prof. Sarah Jackson of Northeastern University to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s messy, subversive, confounding slavery revenge flick, “Django Unchained.”

King Solomon wrote in the Book of Ecclesiastes that there’s nothing new under the sun, and that was circa 970 B.C., so you can imagine how recycled and overwarmed pretty much everything is now. As a pop culture connoisseur, I find Solomon’s screed particularly true of contemporary lit, film, and TV. Take any show, flick, Read More