Movie Review: 21 BRIDGES

21 BRIDGES movie poster | ©2019 STX Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, J.K. Simmons, Taylor Kitsch, Louis Cancelmi, Alexander Siddig Writers: Adam Mervis and Matthew Michael Carnahan, story by Adam Mervis Director: Brian Kirk Distributor: STX Entertainment Release Date: November 22, 2019 The title of 21 BRIDGES refers to the physical connections between the island of Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs and cities. These 21 bridges get closed down in the course of the movie, as the NYPD and the FBI attempt to prevent two cop killers from fleeing. The bridge closures are relatively incidental to the main plot. That’s not necessarily a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

IF BEALE STREET COLD TALK | © 2018 Annapurna Pictures

Rating: R Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parrish, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis, Ebony Obsidian, Dominique Thorne, Brian Tyree Henry, Finn Wittrock Writer: Barry Jenkins, based on the novel by James Baldwin Director: Barry Jenkins Distributor: Annapurna Pictures Release Date: December 14, 2018 IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK opens with an onscreen quote from the late James Baldwin, who wrote the novel on which the film is based. The actual Beale Street, he tells us, is located in New Orleans. His father, and Louis Armstrong, and jazz, all came from there. Metaphorically, Baldwin continues, all black […]Read On »

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SHOTS FIRED: Actor Stephen Moyer on Fox’s new series – exclusive interview

Stephen Moyer stars in SHOTS FIRED | © 2017 Fred Norris/FOX

In Fox Network’s Wednesday night drama SHOTS FIRED, Stephen Moyer plays Lieutenant Breeland. Breeland is the top cop in a small North Carolina town where the Deputy Joshua Beck (Tristan Mack Wilds), the department’s only black officer, has just shot a white teenager, several weeks after a black teenager has been killed. A special prosecutor (Stephan James) and his tough investigator (Sanaa Lathan) are brought in and quickly come into conflict with Breeland. Moyer, who speaks with his normal English accent when he’s not playing Americans, spent six years as Louisiana vampire Bill Compton on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD. He was […]Read On »

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SHOTS FIRED: Co-Creator Gina Prince-Bythewood on new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James in SHOTS FIRED - Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Michael Lavine

Fox Network’s ten-episode Wednesday-night limited series SHOTS FIRED is created by the married filmmakers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. The show deals with the fallout in a small North Carolina town when the police force’s only black officer shoots a white teenager, shortly after a black teenager has been killed. A special prosecutor (Stephan James) and his tough investigator (Sanaa Lathan) are brought in to handle the police shooting, as the situation becomes more complicated and volatile by the hour. Prince-Bythewood and Bythewood are also executive producers, writers, directors and show runners on SHOTS FIRED. Prince-Bythewood is known for […]Read On »

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