PBS DOCUMENTARY WHITEWASHES STALINIST THUGS OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY: “Even the filmmaker thinks it’s a ‘pro-Panther’ film,” Ron Radosh writes. A decade ago, while reflecting back on his seminal “Radical Chic” article in New York magazine in 1970, Tom Wolfe said, “I just thought it was a scream, because it was so illogical by […]
1. How bad were the Black Panthers? 2. Spending a night in the robot-staffed hotel. 3. The Chinese stock market crash is worse than you think. 4. New Yorker profile of Varoufakis. Interesting throughout, covers Obama too, not just the usual even if this seems like familiar territory by now. “Adding up is the essence […]
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A new PBS documentary tries to excuse a murderous and totalitarian cult.
Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso is hinting that T'Challa will be back as part of a wave of more diverse characters and talent.
I’ve always had a hard time with Cyborg. I wanted to like DC Comics’ bionic superhero but something’s always held me back from digging Victor Stone the same way I like, say, The Black Panther or Robin. That started changing this week. Read more...
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is new documentary by Stanley Nelson. Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored -- cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. Read the rest
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Marvel’s Black Panther is still looking for a dynamite director to steer the ship, and that person was almost Ava DuVernay. The acclaimed filmmaker was snubbed for a number of awards, but Selma is still talked about as an important piece of cinema. Show More Summary
Selma director Ava DuVernay clarified her decision not to direct Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther movie starring Chadwick Boseman during her keynote speech at the BlogHer conference this past weekend. Basically, it boiled down to this: “It really wasn’t going to be an Ava DuVernay film,” she said.That wasn’t necessarily the... More »
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Selma director Ava DuVernay elaborated on her reasons for ultimately declining the directorship of Marvel’s The Black Panther — which will be the first Marvel film starring a black superhero. …Read More
Over the weekend an African American woman who had attended a pro-Confederate flag rally and publicly burned her personal NAACP card in protest over how southerners are being treated was
Members of the New Black Panther Party and members of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan from around the Southeast held simultaneous rallies outside the South Carolina state Capitol on Saturday, where the Confederate flag was...Show More Summary
There were plenty of people who were excited when reports surfaced of Selma director Ava DuVernay being in the running for either Captain Marvel or Black Panther. But sadly, even after Kevin Feige confirmed talks with the filmmaker, she ended up turning down the job to direct Chadwick Boseman as the latter superhero from Wakanda. Show More Summary
The director of the acclaimed civil rights film couldn't commit to the long contract and tight studio control to bring "Black Panther" to theaters.
The director spoke out about diversity, empowerment, and her decision not to direct Marvel's "Black Panther"
In the Q&A following her keynote at the 2015 BlogHer conference, Ava DuVernay confirmed what we were all wondering about her decision to decline directing the Black Panther movie: it was about creative control.
The talented director Ava DuVernay was on the mind's of countless fans everywhere when she was being considered to helm Marvel's '"Black Panther" film. But sadly, those talks and discussions fell right through with the director deciding not to take on the project. Show More Summary
Let's call it "The Edgar Wright Issue."