Movies

Jafar and Iago in Disney's Aladdin. Brown man in black and red turban and tunic grimaces as red bird sits on shoulder in front of blue and gold and brown background

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. Black man with grey goatee smiles while wearing brown shirt and blue and black checkered blazer in front of orange and black background

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.

Barry Jenkins. Black man in blue sweater and light blue dress shirt and brown glasses in front of yellow background and black woman in blue blouse

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.”

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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.

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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.

Stephan James and KiKi Layne. Black man in brown jacket and shirt holds Black woman in yellow sweater and light blue dress in front of brown wall and blue store lights

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.

Harriet Tubman, Cynthia Erivo. Two Black women. One in black in white, wearing a dark-colored dress with a white collar. The other in color wearing a gauzy peach shirt over a multicolored dress

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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

Cast of "Hamilton" in multicolored costumes stands and applauds behind Lin-Manuel Miranda in blue blazer and grey tie and black pants on brown stage

'Hamilton' Could Hit a Movie Theater Near You

A recorded performance of the hit musical reportedly sparked a bidding war among Hollywood film studios. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

Domee Shi. Asian woman in tan shirt with black tank top and long, black bob hair smiles at camera, while sitting in front of a white backdrop that says "Bao" and features drawings of an animated dumpling

'Bao' is Brainchild of Domee Shi, First Woman to Direct A Pixar Short

The much discussed animated film short screens immediately before “Incredibles 2.”

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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.

Moctesuma Esparza. Brown man with grey hair in black suit with white shirt in front of blue and brown and green movie poster and black wall

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. Black man with black hair and goatee in cheetah-print shirt and green jacket smiles in front of wall with green and blue and white triangles and black text

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.

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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.