“Trust love, all the way.” Those are the final words of Barry Jenkins’ full-length trailer for his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, which was released by Annapurna pictures on Thursday morning.
If there was a signature color at the 2018 Emmys, it was pink. Yara Shahidi (in Gucci), nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (in Valentino Haute Couture), and award winner Thandie Newton (in Brandon Maxwell) all showed up in rosy hues, as did several other celebs, who wore shades ranging from blush to bold pink.
Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) has tackled James Baldwin’s tragic, yet beautiful tale, If Beale Street Could Talk. This is the first time any of Baldwin’s work will be adapted into film in the English language. Jenkins’ goal was to keep the integrity of Baldwin’s genius but make sure the film didn’t…
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It is indisputably a season of #BlackExcellence, filled with superheroes, anti-heroes and black characters taking us to fantastic realms accessible only in the imagination or via the groundbreaking films Black Panther and the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time.
Netflix’s upcoming crime anthology series, Seven Seconds, stars Regina King and Russell Hornsby as parents of a black teenager who was killed by a white police officer in a hit-and-run, and his fellow corrupt officers’ attempt to cover up the killing. The series, which was executive-produced by The Killing’s Veena…
“In any type of writing program, they say to write about what you know,” John Singleton told Walter Mosley during a conversation following a 25th-anniversary screening of his classic film debut, Boyz n the Hood, in New York in June.