REPORT: 100 Years of Hollywood Islamophobia
A new report from the Pop Culture Collaborative details depictions of Muslims on screen—what the entertainment industry must do to uplift Muslim narratives that don’t damage the community.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Leads John Henry Movie for Netflix
Johnson calls the folk hero his childhood favorite, but some are upset that a darker actor isn’t playing the part.
Angela Flournoy on Barry Jenkins: 3 Must-Read Passages
The celebrated novelist profiled the Oscar-winning filmmaker ahead of the November release of his upcoming film, “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
Moving Film Criticism Beyond the Velvet Rope of #CriticsSoWhite
Journalist Bilal Qureshi visits the Code Switch podcast to talk about the importance of entertainment media diversity initiatives.
Jesse Williams Directs Mamie and Emmett Till Film
The film is based on the story of Mamie Mobley Till, whose decision to give her son Emmett an open-casket funeral drew worldwide attention to White supremacist violence in America.
Gorgeous New 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Trailer Celebrates Black Families
The latest look at Barry Jenkins’ upcoming film illuminates how Baldwin’s characters build community while navigating uncertainty and trauma.
Cynthia Erivo to Play Harriet Tubman in New Biopic
Kasi Lemmons will direct the film, which follows the life and work of the legendary abolitionist.
'Crazy Rich Asians' Team Returns for Sequel
The movie will draw from “China Rich Girlfriend,” the second book in Kevin Kwan’s trilogy about wealth in Asia.
READ: Spike Lee On Revisionist History and the Death of the Dog Whistle
The director talks about the relevance of his new film, “BlacKkKlansman,” whose release marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga Star in 'Passing' Adaptation
The actresses will star as a pair of childhood friends who wrestle with the fallout of one friend passing as White.
'Hamilton' Could Hit a Movie Theater Near You
A recorded performance of the hit musical reportedly sparked a bidding war among Hollywood film studios.
Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe Reunite for 'Queen & Slim'
The “Insecure” director adapts the Emmy winner’s script about a Black couple that kills a police officer in self-defense.
Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal Break Down Their Film 'Blindspotting'
The creators and stars of the new movie, which follows two friends after one sees a police officer kill a Black man, talk to Colorlines about the film’s development and themes.
Government Tries to Exterminate People of Color in 'The First Purge'
The latest film in the horror franchise explores the origins of The Purge and reveals a racist and classist smokescreen for violence against the marginalized.
'Bao' is Brainchild of Domee Shi, First Woman to Direct A Pixar Short
The much discussed animated film short screens immediately before “Incredibles 2.”
3 Questions With 'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Tan Kheng Hua
Colorlines talks to the Singaporean actress about her relationship with Asian America and why representation matters.
Why Moctesuma Esparza Opens Theaters in Rural Latinx Communities
The producer of “Selena” and “Walkout” says: “Everyone should have a right to dream.”
Jamie Foxx Stars in New 'Spawn' Adaptation
This is the second live-action take on Todd McFarlane’s comic character after 1997’s “Spawn”—the first superhero film with a Black lead.
Celebrate Tupac's Birthday With This 'All Eyez on Me' Trailer
The MC would have turned 45 today.
Harriet Tubman Biopic in the Works
It will be written and directed by Black men.