Spike Lee is well-respected as one of Hollywood’s biggest and blackest directors. On Friday, his latest, BlacKkKlansman arrives in theaters; the movie tells the story of Colorado Springs undercover detective Ron Stallworth, a black man who joined the Klu Klux Klan in the 1970s.
Love Spike Lee to death, but we wouldn’t be throwing that much shade if we said that sometimes the big homie’s films are about as good as his beloved Knicks in the playoffs.
New Spike Lee Joint Gets Standing Ovation
Upon releasing his debut movie, Get Out, Jordan Peele made it clear he wanted to stay within the horror genre. As we all know, the film, which Peele classified as a “social thriller,” quickly broke the bank, becoming the most profitable movie of 2017 and a pop-culture phenomenon.
Over the weekend, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a video for a new song called “This Is America.” You are reading this, which means there’s a better than 90 percent chance that you’ve both seen the video and had a discussion about it already. Probably several.
This is Daniel Kaluuya’s first time running the hectic gantlet of awards season, but we wouldn’t know it. From his bold suit choices to his beauty routine, Kaluuya has emerged a real red-carpet winner.
Jordan Peele made history Sunday night when his film Get Out won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Peele, who was only the fourth black writer to ever be nominated for best original screenplay, became the first African American to take home the award in the category. Yes, 90 years later, “firsts” are still…
Not technically a fish. According to the Wikipedia page about this film, it’s a “captured humanoid-amphibian creature.”
When writer-director Jordan Peele won his Best Original Screenplay Oscar for 2017’s biggest hit, Get Out, I cheered. When cast members of 2018’s biggest hit so far, Marvel’s Black Panther, walked the red carpet at the 90th Academy Awards, I swooned. And when I looked out at the sea of (mostly) white people attending…
While there were no big upsets like last year’s last-minute turnover of the award for best picture, the Oscars also weren’t so white this year, as proved by the red carpet of the 90th Academy Awards Sunday night in Hollywood, Calif.
Tonight, cinephiles everywhere will gather in front of their television screens to watch the biggest stars and biggest films of the year vie for the biggest prizes in cinema at the 90th Academy Awards. (If you haven’t already, join The Glow Up Facebook group to participate in a live red-carpet roundup with us at 6:45…
Even though the film was nominated for four major Academy Awards this year, including Best Picture and Best Director, some longtime Oscar voters still haven’t watched Get Out because they don’t deem it Oscar material.
A year after I first watched it—and a day after watching it again on HBO (which seems to have a networkwide mandate to show it 17 times a week now)—the part of Get Out that fucks with me the most is that after Chris discovers Rose’s collection of selfies with the black people she’s lured into lobotomy and slavery, I…
When Oprah builds it, we all come. She’s got this undeniable Midas touch, which is why we want her to save America by running for president, but we don’t deserve the precious soul that is Oprah as the leader of the free world. In fact, in order for her to keep her limitless effervescence, it’s best that we keep Momma…
What a time to be alive. Jordan Peele, who’s now a little less than two weeks away from hopefully clutching his first Oscar, was recently asked by W Magazine to direct a fashion shoot.
Whether you missed out on Get Out’s original theater run or you just want a chance to see it on the big screen one more time, now is your chance to do so—for free.
Jordan Peele’s Get Out took home major awards at this year’s African-American Film Critics Association Awards, winning best director, best picture, best actor (a nod to Daniel Kaluuya, who played the main character, Chris) and best screenplay.
Looking at the success of Get Out, one would imagine that writer-director Jordan Peele knew what he was getting into when he started working on the project.
Over the holiday break, I finally got around to watching Netflix’s Mudbound, last year’s period drama by director Dee Rees (who also wrote and directed 2011’s magnificent Pariah). The film was adapted from the 2008 Hillary Jordan novel about two families—one black and one white—attempting to stay afloat by…
2017 has been, how do I put this succinctly, a fucking shit year.