‘Black Tea’ Review: Abderrahmane Sissako Returns with a Warm and Comforting Portrait of China’s African Community

It’s been 10 years since Mauritanian–Malian director Abderrahmane Sissako last directed a film (2014’s “Timbuktu,” a devastating account of life under Jihadi rule in contemporary Mali), but his much-anticipated return is suffused with a lightness that belies the long wait. A soft-focus romantic drama that channels some of the same humanism that steeped its way … Read more

Michael Strahan details daughter Isabella’s ‘rough’ chemo treatment: ‘She’s been fighting’

Michael Strahan commended his daughter Isabella for staying strong as she receives treatment for her rare brain cancer. The longtime “Good Morning America” anchor provided his co-anchors and viewers an update on his daughter’s health, revealing during Wednesday’s broadcast that her chemotherapy experience has “been a little rough.” Isabella, 19, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma last … Read more

How the WGA Nominations Will Impact the 2024 Oscars

Every year, folks scratch their heads over the “strange” omissions from the Writers Guild Award nominations. That’s because the Writers Guild of America refuses to accept as awards-eligible any movie that did not sign with them; thus, many British and European movies are left out of the nominations, as well as animated fare. This won’t … Read more

The New IDA Boss’ First Task: Redefining the Role of the Documentary Non-Profit

By the time Dominic Asmell Willsdon’s embattled predecessor Rick Peréz finally left the International Documentary Association (IDA) in 2022, the non-profit organization had shed more than 75 percent of its staff, formulated an employee union, and had taken a big hit in its ability to serve the documentary filmmaker community, all as a result of … Read more

Hold ’em! Beyoncé makes history as she tops Billboard’s country-music chart

Beyoncé’s country music looks like it’s gonna stick around, ’round, ’round, ’round, ’round. The “Break My Soul” singer empirically put to rest the debate about her inclusion in the genre when she made chart history Tuesday. Her twangy new singles “Texas Hold ’Em” and “16 Carriages” debuted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, with the … Read more

Christopher Nolan Movies, Ranked from ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Tenet’ to ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Oppenheimer’

At a time when the star system has started to fade and movie studios are blandly reasserting themselves as the true auteurs of Hollywood cinema, a soft-spoken British director with a flair for puzzles and a fiendish penchant for scarves has somehow become one of the most famous pop artists on the planet. In less … Read more

Review: ‘Dune: Part Two’ stirs its sands darkly, deepening a sci-fi masterpiece in our midst

It takes chutzpah to restart your years-in-the-making sci-fi epic in the womb, but after a quick prologue, that’s basically where “Dune: Part Two” begins. The floating fetus, we’re told, communicates with mother and brother not in the typical ooh, the baby’s kicking fashion, but rather, in full-blown telepathic sentences about interplanetary strategy and guerrilla warfare. … Read more

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