By Lisa Respers France CNN (CNN) — It continues to be the year of Lupita Nyong’o. The Oscar-winning actress has joined the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it was announced on Monday. Also joining the J.J. Abrams-directed film cast is Gwendoline Christie, best known for her role as [...]Read more ›
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A landmark year for Black filmmaking meant that it was a tight race for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards. Saturday night’s broadcast felt of acknowledgements across the board instead of the predicted clean sweep. But at the end of the day Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” would be [...]Read more ›
By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Trailing early Oscar buzz and winner of the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival, the stars came out for a red carpet screening of “12 Years A Slave” on Monday night. The film is based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free [...]Read more ›