At the Criterion’s Current, Barry Jenkins talks about Wong Kar-Wai. “For the inaugural video in our new series Under the Influence, Barry Jenkins—whose sophomore feature, Moonlight, won big at last night’s Gotham Awards and just garnered best director and best supporting actress from the National Board of Review—stopped […]
At Black Nerd Problems, Tara Betts breaks down all the Black lit featured in Netflix’s Luke Cage. “My two obsessions entwined on this show — hip hop and books. Books are such a significant part of the dialogue in key scenes, and how often does any show feature […]
Readers of this website will hardly need a special occasion to watch a snake film, but since the Hindu festival celebrating snakes, Naag Panchami, generally falls around this time of year, I couldn’t resist. Snake movies are made by many different Indian film industries, and they tend to […]
At The Establishment, Katherine Cross writes about robots, gender and Tay the chatbot. “We are being primed by many tech giants to see AI not as a future lifeform, but as an endlessly compliant and pliable, often female, form of free labor, available for sex and for guilt-free […]
At The Guardian, Steven W. Thrasher writes, “Prince broke all the rules about what Black American men should be.” “Prince repelled and fascinated me because he represented every side of all the contradictions I felt. I felt nervous even looking at him, and yet I couldn’t look away. […]
Enjoy the teaser for Astron 6, Rachel Talalay and Guy Maddin’s webseries, Divorced Dad!