Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching theme of this year's star-studded Essence luncheon was that in an unforgiving industry that often overlooks, black women need no validation from Hollywood — or elsewhere — to appreciate their self-worth...

Friday, Jan. 3, 2020

Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas and Greta Gerwig led Hollywood to a record year for women in the director's chair. In 2019, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year before. 

Women directed 12 of 2019's top 100-grossing films in 2019, according to a study...

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in "Queen & Slim." Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film.

The remarkable "Queen & Slim" is a romance and a road movie, a film about outlaws on the run, two journeys of self-discovery and a...

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019

The 33rd AFI Fest will open with the world premiere of Makeready and Universal Pictures’ Queen & Slim. Directed by two-time Grammy® winner Melina Matsoukas (AFI Class of 2005) and written by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe from a story by Waithe and James Frey, the film is a consciousness-...

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