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Is ‘Black Earth Rising’ Worth Your Time?

Michaela Coel is a legal investigator in London and John Goodman is her American employer tangled in the prosecution of

Penny Marshall Had to Promote ‘Riding in Cars With Boys’ Days After 9/11

Penny Marshall always stood out among interview subjects because of her brutal honesty. For the 2001 Drew Barrymore film “Riding

In Observance of Veterans Day…

When Hollywood attempts to dramatize elements of the military, it usually comes with a respectful effort to ensure that authenticity

Pharrell Threatens Trump with Lawsuit Over Use of ‘Happy’

Pulled this 2013 audio out of the vault when I heard that Pharrell Williams sent a cease and desist letter

In Remembrance of Ntozake Shange…

In 2010, Tyler Perry took on the challenge of adapting Ntozake Shange’s “for colored girls who have considered suicide /

‘Halloween’: The Franchise That Won’t Die

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to theaters this weekend in another “Halloween” movie, her fifth and the franchise’s 11th. Billed as

Coen Bros: The Marmot That Was Actually a Ferret in The Big Lebowski

It’s been 20 years since the release of The Big Lebowski, and today marks 61 years since the birth of

Birthday Bio: Brian De Palma

During his Oct. 20, 2002 junket for “Femme Fatale,” Brian De Palma was asked to pick which of his films

Birthday Bio: Chris Columbus

Before taking the director’s chair for “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the first two “Harry Potters,” the “Home Alones,” the “Percy Jacksons” and

The Difficult ‘Eazy-E Week’ At ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Eazy-E would have been 54 on Sept. 7. One of my first interviews ever was with the rapper at his