by Posted on March 24, 2014
Literature by black authors is rich with silver screen potential, and shows a diversity of that’s sorely missing.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on March 4, 2014 Updated: March 4, 2014
The two main characters in '12 Years A Slave' both vanish from the historical record. But the means of their disappearance tell us a great deal.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on December 17, 2013
An A to Z of some of the most striking movies released in 2013, including 'After Tiller,' 'Fruitvale Station,' 'Short Term 12' and 'Wadjda.'
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by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on December 6, 2013
If we want to have a conversation about '12 Years A Slave' and contemporary politics, we need to focus on Benedict Cumberbatch's slave owner Ford.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on November 22, 2013
Apparently, beatings don't matter if they're occasional, and there are a whole lot of us who would be happier as other people's property.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on November 21, 2013 Updated: November 21, 2013
Why does Hollywood assume it's easier for white audiences to relate to superheroes or the super-rich than actual black people in movies like '12 Years A Slave' or 'Fruitvale Station'?
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on October 21, 2013 Updated: October 21, 2013
'12 Years A Slave' is the rare movie that prioritizes a black man's character development over the growth of the white people who might learn from him.