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Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020
The image that keeps replaying in my head since the death of Chadwick Boseman is from early 2018. It was just days before "Black Panther" would open in theaters and the exhilaration aroused by this long-in-coming cultural event was everywhere around Boseman. Flocked by fans, he repeatedly paused...
Friday, Aug. 28, 2020
Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43.
Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
At first blush it might seem that director Reginald Hudlin was moving out of his comfort zone when taking on a drama, Marshall, that sought to shed light on Thurgood Marshall, the attorney who successfully argued the landmark civil rights case Brown vs. The Board of Education and later...
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book's first black superhero, the Black Panther.
But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood's notice. Despite its title, "Marshall," too, is wary of taking on the Supreme Court justice in full, sticking to a minor case from Marshall's early career as counsel for the NAACP....
Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
FBI battles with the White House. Revelatory government leaks on the front page. Soldiers haunted by unwinnable wars. Courtroom clashes over civil rights.
Movies take years to make, but many of this fall's films may feel almost preternaturally programmed for the President Trump era. Some...