Film & T.V.


Children of the Mountain – A review
25 Feb 2017

Children of the Mountain – A review

  When Essuman, played by  Rukiyat Masud ,  gives birth to a baby boy with multiple disabilities, everyone in the community tells her that her that the child is not human, is a demonic spirit, her womb is poisoned and she is cursed for her sins. Even the father denies the child is his and refuses to acknowledge that the child is human. The baby’s...

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2017 Pan African Film Festival Art Fest.
18 Feb 2017

2017 Pan African Film Festival Art Fest.

  Once again the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall has been transformed into an African Marketplace. Vendors from around the country and around the world have brought their fashion, fabric, jewelry, sculptures, carvings, paintings, drawings and a myriad of craft work to the 2017 Pan African Film Festival’s ArtFest. There is no shortage of eye-candy for the connoisseur of beauty from the African Diaspora.    ...

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A Conversation with Alfre Woodard
17 Feb 2017

A Conversation with Alfre Woodard

  This year, the Pan African Film Festival honored Alfre Woodard with the Lifetime Achievement award. On Sunday, February 12, 2017, Woodard educated and entertained an intimate audience during PAFF’s Conversation with Alfre Woodard. Woodard spoke about her childhood and being raised by a of educators that pushed education. She has made many contributions as part of a national educational task force under President Obama....

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Everything But a Man – A Review
15 Feb 2017

Everything But a Man – A Review

    I was pleasantly surprised at how marvelous this film was. Monica Calhoun fit the role of the successful but single Vanessa perfectly. I loved that this character was in her forties instead of the film being about a clueless twenty-something-year-old desperately looking for love. Great casting decision. Just as suitable for his role was Jimmy Jean-Louis as Max, the mysterious mouthwatering foreign lover....

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90 Days at the 25th Pan African Film Festival
15 Feb 2017

90 Days at the 25th Pan African Film Festival

  A Film Review Along With Q & A Coverage     90 Days, starring Teyonah Parris, Nic Few and Pauletta Washington is a reality check. We are in a days of complacency when it comes to HIV and AIDS and the film 90 Days brings this crucial conversation back to the forefront in the African American community.   A beautiful myriad of blues and...

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Pan African Film Festival 25th Anniversary
14 Feb 2017

Pan African Film Festival 25th Anniversary

  Pan African Film Festival Opening Night film. The stars come out to view Nick Cannon’s new film, King of the Dancehall and celebrate the Pan African Film Festival‘s 25th Anniversary.     West African Statues Showcased At WDGA Theater Entrance for PAFF Opening Night            


Seed: The Untold Story A review
30 Sep 2016

Seed: The Untold Story A review

  This documentary should come with a warning label: Caution! This  film might make you throw shit at your screen! While visually stunning, Seed: The Untold Story is also enraging.   Henry Kissenger: If you want to control a country, you control the oil. If you want to control the people, control the food. Dr. Vandana Shiva: If you want to control the food, you...

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Demimonde A review
28 Sep 2016

Demimonde A review

What a sexy film! A tangled web of womanhood that touches on every aspect of the female psyche as women attempt to adjust to aging out of their prime. Demimonde is a Hungarian film with English subtitles based in the 1910s. Mágnás Elza, played by Patricia Kovacs, is a famous courtesan that has the power to seduce any man. Elza has done very well for...

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Episode 1: Insecure as F**k A review
28 Sep 2016

Episode 1: Insecure as F**k A review

Issa Rae has found a way to put the black female L.A. experience not only into words, but a series. Based on her it web series, The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl, Insecure is still the story of an awkward black girl trying to carve out her identity in the midst of her love life, career and city. In the opening scene, Issa is...

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