The Count of Monte Cristo is a 1975 film produced by ITC Entertainment and based upon the 1844 novel The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.It was directed by David Greene and starred Richard Chamberlain as Edmond Dantès, Kate Nelligan as Mercedes, Tony Curtis as Fernand Mondego, Louis Jourdan who played Edmond Dantès in the 1961 til adaptation of the novel as De Villefort, Donald Pleasence as Danglars, Trevor Howard as Abbé Faria and Isabelle de Valvert as Haydee. Continue reading
Businessman Tom Fiske (Don Murray) accidentally kills a high school girl while driving drunk, leading to a trial where he faces a manslaughter charge. While Fiske can afford a high-priced team of lawyers, the family of the late teen has no such advantage.Prosecutor Martin Sawyer (Denzel Washington), is determined to see Fiske brought to justice. Continue reading
While planning her family reunion Madea, everyone’s favorite pistol-packing grandma, must contend with the other dramas on her plate. These including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces. Continue reading
Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of Black Lives Matter.
Afrobeats star Wizkid has released a short film entitled Made In Lagos which you can watch it below). The film, which is directed by Kuukua Eshun and Wizkid, illustrates his most recent tracks, Anoti, Mood and Steady and is named after his latest album. Continue reading
Selma is a 2014 Historical Drama Film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches initiated by James Bevel and led by Martin Luther King, Hosea Williams and John Lewis. The film stars David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth, Carmen Ejogo and Common. Continue reading
400 Years – A Case for the Deliberate Destruction of the Black Community (2020) is the story of black people in America, from the 1400s all the way to 2020. This is a heavy history, full of pain, but it must be understood. Enjoy and wake up. A film by Kenjah King.
A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working-class punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60s. Sidney Poitier gives one of his finest performances as Mark Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer who turns to teaching in London’s tough East End. Continue reading
Brown Sugar: The History of the Black Female Entertainer (1985/1990) is a 1985 documentary based on film historian Donald Bogles’ book Brown Sugar. One of the best docu-film about black female entertainers hosted by actor Billy Dee Williams. Continue reading