It’s A New Beat for Drumline

It was 12 years ago when the first “Drumline” starring Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana filmed in Atlanta. It went on to become a commercial success grossing $56 million. It was also the second studio film to shoot on the ...

Bronze Lens Celebrates Five Incredible Years

In five short years the Bronze Lens Film Festival of Atlanta has established itself as one of the premier film festivals for independent filmmakers of color. As an eyewitness to this festival from the beginning, each year it gets bigger ...

Thursday is ‘Shonday’ on TV

Let's just go ahead and make it official. “Thursday'' should be renamed “Shonday.'' At least it should on ABC, which has handed its entire Thursday prime-time schedule to drama doyenne Shonda Rhimes.

Ford Sponsors Second Season of ‘Finding Your Roots’

As fall arrives and your favorite shows return to the small screen, there’s only one television show to watch to learn more about the heritage and ancestries of 30 of today’s leading entertainers, athletes, chefs and media personalities, including Hip ...

These 5 fall broadcast TV frosh fail to impress

While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:

Pan African Film Festival returns for 16th Year

For nearly two decades the Los Angeles-based Pan African Film Festival has premiered independent feature films, documentaries and shorts by filmmakers of the African Diaspora in Atlanta. From Aug. 7-10 at the Plaza Theater on Ponce de Leon, PAFF will ...

‘Rio 2’: A Tropical Blast of 3D Sights and Sounds

Even in her trademark all-black getup, R&B sensation Janelle Monae embodied all the colorfulness of “Rio 2,” as she dazzled at the red carpet screening on Monday, April 7, at the Regal Atlantic Station.

New Mavericks: Female Directors

One of the films features the niece of comedy legend Dave Chappelle.

'About Last Night'

If we are witnessing the rebirth of black cinema, then Will Packer is quickly becoming one of the leaders of the new era.

‘Ride Along’ rolls into No. 1 spot at box office

"Ride Along’’ arrived in first place at the box office last weekend. The question is does the film have enough gas to stay in that top spot for a second week?

‘12 Years a Slave’ dominates Southeastern Film Critics 2013 Poll Results

British director Steve McQueen’s unblinking look at America’s original sin, 12 Years a Slave, is this year’s best film, according to the Southeastern Film Critics Association’s 2013 poll of its members.

‘Ride Along’ in Atlanta with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart

“F--- tha police” was Ice Cube’s mantra back when he burst on the scene in the late 1980s as part of the controversial west coast rap group N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes).

Comcast to sell films, shows via set-top box

Comcast Corp. plans to start selling movies and TV shows from its set-top box before the end of the year, according to a person familiar with the matter.

'Half of a Yellow Sun': Thandie Newton, typhoid and a tale of civil war

One of the most eagerly awaited films to come out of Africa in recent years, starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, is hitting the big screen.

'Short Term 12' Review

There is a force emerging from the indie sector of the film industry. Low budget no longer means low interest, especially when you have a profound story and cast to boot.