Spike Lee to preside over Cannes International Film Festival jury (video)

The Cannes International Film Festival has selected Spike Lee to preside over its 2021 jury. Lee is the first Black person to head the Cannes jury in its 74 years, which selects one of cinema’s top prizes, the Palme d’Or. The Malcolm X director was originally selected to preside over last year’s festival which was […]

Spike Lee makes history at prestigious Cannes Film Festival

Legendary Do The Right Thing director Spike Lee will serve as jury president at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival in May, making him the first Black filmmaker to ever do so. The Cannes Film Festival, which takes place in the South of France, is on par with the annual Sundance Film Festival in suburban Salt […]

2019 Oscar nominations released

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of 2019 nominees for the 91st Annual Academy Awards. The Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, with Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross hosting. The Favourite and Roma earned 10 nominations each. Meanwhile, Marvel’s Black Panther has made history, becoming […]

Black films and talent largely shut out of 2019 Golden Globe Awards

The 2019 Golden Globes are officially in the books, as the annual parade of Hollywood pomp and circumstance was held Sunday night, Jan. 6, in sunny Los Angeles. The three-hour, 20-minute telecast was largely devoid of any controversy during the relatively subdued proceedings, but there was a sense of what could have been after it […]

Spike Lee wants to transition into directing this type of film

The 61-year-old Hollywood legend who has helmed documentaries about Michael Jackson and Pavarotti has worked in almost every cinematic genre possible, but making a “straight out singing and dancing” movie is still on his bucket list. He told CinemaBlend.com: “Oh yeah. I’m going to do a musical one day, for sure… I mean, there are many […]

Spike Lee directs video for Prince track

Spike Lee has directed a music video for Prince’s previously unreleased track ”Mary Don’t You Weep.” The song features during the end credits of Spike’s latest movie, BlacKkKlansman, and Spike has decided to create a video that features scenes and stills from the film. The video includes real-life hero Ron Stallworth — who is played […]

John David Washington corrects reporter who called him ‘son of Denzel’

Rising Hollywood star John David Washington just scored major points with women worldwide when he immediately corrected a television news reporter who only referred to him as the “son of Denzel Washington.” John David Washington, 34, undoubtedly loves his father. But he was quick to give props to his mother, Pauletta Washington, 67, who is […]

Spike Lee on being chosen to direct ‘BlacKkKlansman’

The 61-year-old director was stunned when Get Out filmmaker Jordan Peele, who had optioned the story and developed a script for the movie, asked him to take the reins on the saga, which is based on the true story of Black policeman Ron Stallworth, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s, but […]

Check out the ‘BLACKkKLANSMAN’ trailer

Produced by the same team as the Academy Award-winning Get Out, the new highly anticipated film BLACKkKLANSMAN, is set to hit theaters Friday, August 10. Visionary filmmaker Spike Lee brings this incredible true story of an American hero to the big screen.  Check out the trailer below.