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    Coming Soon: Nollywood and its French Connection

    The beneficiaries of the French connection made movies that raised the bar in Nollywood

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    From The Executive Producer of 'The Blind Side' Comes 'The Good Lie' (Trailer)

    Remember author Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie's Ted Talk titled "The Danger of a Single Story" which we've shared on this blog many times.

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    good kid, m.A.A.d. lilies: The French New Wave's Influence on Hip-Hop - Part 2

    It's safe to say that, at this point, the parallels, similarities, and differences between the French New Wave and the Hip-Hop New Wave have been made apparent.

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    A Computer Animated Film Based on Joseph Conrad's 'Heart Of Darkness' Set in Brazil's Favelas?

    The movie, which will also be titled "Heart of Darkness" ("Coração das trevas" in Portuguese) will be accompanied by a mini-series made up of four half-hour parts.

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    John Wayne’s 'The Alamo' and the Devoted Slave (Should the Film be Saved?)

    Some films deserved to be preserved, but is there a case for 'The Alamo'? Maybe not so much.

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    good kid, m.A.A.d. lilies: The French New Wave's Influence on Hip-Hop - Part 1

    Both the French New Wave and hip-hop took established techniques and sounds from the older generation and defied convention by adding new flourishes and ideas.

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    Revisiting The Bechdel Test Using M. Asli Dukan's "Blacks in Scifi Films" 5 Basic Criteria To Measure Racial Inequalities In Cinema

    I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say that most will probably fail the test. The majority won't even get past the first item on the list.

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    Film Criticism is Your Friend - Embrace it

    There needn't be a "criticism versus creation" debate. Both universes can exist simultaneously, and be mutually beneficial.

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    The Most Important Filmgoers Ever (And What This Means For Black Cinema)

    The demographics say it all, and there is one group of filmgoers that has become the most important and influential today.

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    Is A Black Panther Film or TV Project Announcement on the Horizon? Evidence Says It's Likely

    Is A Black Panther Film or TV Project Announcement on the Horizon?

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