Posts By: Samuel Goodman

Pride Month Starter Pack: Ten New Queer Films to Catch This Year

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Every year when LGBTQ+ Pride Month rolls around, we revisit some of our queer classics: “Pricilla, Queen of the Desert,” “The Birdcage,” “To Wong Foo.” These movies revolutionized queer representation in film and shaped audiences’ understanding of the queer experience. However, though these films jumpstarted a new age of gay cinema, they also depict a… Read more »

Netflix to Release Nigerian Limited Series “Blood Sisters”

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Pan-African entertainment network EbonyLife Studios is bringing a bit of Nollywood to Netflix, producing the platform’s first original Nigerian limited series, “Blood Sisters.” Directed by Biyi Bandele and Kenneth Gyang, this four-part crime thriller is set in Lagos and centers around two friends, Sarah (Ini Dima-Okojie) and Kemi (Nancy Isime). After Sarah accidentally murders her… Read more »

“892” Will Open Atlanta Film Festival

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Abi Damaris Corbin’s “892” will be the opening film at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 21, 2022. The film stars John Boyega as Brian Easley, an Iraq War veteran who was shot and killed by police in 2017 while attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank in Cobb County, Georgia. The late Michael K…. Read more »

Several independent films nominated in 94th Academy Awards

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year’s Oscar nominations, with several independent films making the cut in a variety of categories. “Belfast,” a British coming-of-age film directed by Kenneth Branagh, received seven nominations including Best Picture, though it wasn’t the only independent film nominated for the Academy’s most prestigious award. “CODA”… Read more »

“Indemnity” will keep you on the edge of your seat

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Directed and written by Travis Taute, “Indemnity” is a heart-breaking, action-packed thriller about loss, survival, and grief. After ex-firefighter Theo Abrams wakes up next to his dead wife Angela, he must rid himself of the murder accusation with no recollection of what happened that night.  A perfect fit for Black History Month, the film stars… Read more »