Movie Review: ANTEBELLUM

ANTEBELLUM movie poster | ©2020 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Janelle Monae, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe, Marque Richardson, Robert Aramayo, Lily Cowles, Tongayi Chirisa, London Boyce Writers: Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz Directors: Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: September 18, 2020 If ANTEBELLUM were a script pitch, the response might be, “You can’t do that.” In fact, writers/directors Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz clearly could and did do it, because their film exists. Now the questions are 1) what are they trying to say, 2) did they actually succeed in saying it, and 3) whether they should […]Read On »

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Marque Richardson on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Marque Richardson in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE - Season 3 | ©2019 Netflix/Greg Gayne

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, the dramedy based on the 2014 film of the same name, is currently streaming its first three seasons on Netflix, with a fourth and final season set for 2020. Created by Justin Simien, who also wrote and directed the feature, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE takes its title from the fictional Winchester University’s college radio broadcast hosted by Samantha White (Logan Browning in the series, Tessa Thompson in the film), targeting everyday racism. Marque Richardson created the role of student and aspiring poet Reggie Green in the DEAR WHITE PEOPLE film, and reprises it in the series. Reggie has […]Read On »

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Actor John Patrick Amedori on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Logan Browning and John Patrick Amedori in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE - Season 3 | ©2019 Netflix/Lara Solanki

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, now in its third season on Netflix, is based on the 2014 feature film written and directed by Justin Simien, who also created and developed the series. DEAR WHITE PEOPLE takes its title from a college radio program run by Samantha White (Logan Browning in the series, Tessa Thompson in the film), a student who feels it is time to call out her classmates on their racism, whether covert or overt. Despite Sam’s political sentiments, she is involved with mostly woke aspiring documentarian and fellow student Gabe Mitchell, who is white. Gabe is played by John Patrick […]Read On »

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