Actor Daniel Kaluuya talks about ‘Dark Skin Society’ in Hollywood

Daniel Kaluuya, who riveted audiences in three of the biggest blockbuster movies in recent years, is adamant about exponentially increasing the representation of dark-skinned Blacks behind the camera. Despite the fact that the mahogany-hued Kaluuya has personally soared into orbit via the hit films Get Out, Black Panther and Judas and the Black Messiah, he […]

LaKeith Stanfield decries anti-Semitic comments by others in Clubhouse chat

LaKeith Stanfield has been frequently lauded for his skills as a thespian and for being a cerebral, politically conscious celebrity. Therefore, it took many by surprise when Stanfield was a participant in a Clubhouse chat room discussion on Friday, May 7, where other participants allegedly made abhorrent anti-Semitic statements. The acclaimed star of blockbuster movies […]

Daniel Kaluuya reveals he was not invited to the ‘Get Out’ film premiere

Daniel Kaluuya was the breakout star of Jordan Peele’s social horror film Get Out, but now he is turning heads after admitting he was not invited when the film premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, reports began circulating about Kaluuya’s remarks during his recent appearance on “The Graham Norton Show.” According […]

Why ‘Black Panther’ actor Daniel Kaluuya finds fame ‘disorienting’

Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield

Daniel Kaluuya finds fame “disorienting.” The 30-year-old actor has quickly become one of the most sought-after stars in Hollywood, following his performances in Get Out and Black Panther, but Kaluuya is still coming to terms with his own success and his newfound status. He explained to the Sunday Times newspaper: “It’s not what I got […]

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ reveals the horrors of America being its own worst enemy

In the opening scene of Jordan Peele’s Us, a vintage TV set displays a commercial of the 1986 Hands Across America campaign. The obnoxiously weird campaign attempts to fight homelessness by encouraging millions of Americans to hold hands to form a human chain across the nation. Next to the vintage TV, VHS tapes of 1980s […]

Lupita Nyong’o discusses her role in the new horror film ‘Us’

Lupita Nyong’o opened up about her role in the new horror film Us. The 36-year-old actress admits she felt “pressure” starring in Us. She was nervous about starring in the Jordan Peele directed horror film, which follows the story of a family faced with its worst nightmare when they return to the mother’s childhood home. She told Vogue.co.uk, “Of […]

Jordan Peele reveals the budget for his new horror film ‘Us’

Jordan Peele revealed the budget for his latest horror film, Us, in comparison to his first project, Get Out. The 40-year-old comedian turned filmmaker, says that although his hit 2017 satirical horror Get Out was made with $5 million, he thought it was “key” to have a bigger budget for his upcoming psychological fright fest Us — which was made […]

Jordan Peele releases frightening new trailer for horror film ‘Us’

Before viewers could experience the horror that was a sleepy Super Bowl LIII, director Jordan Peele provided a different type of scare with the debut of a new trailer for his highly anticipated horror film, Us. The film (which Peele provided a first look for on Christmas Day) follows the Wilson family — Adelaide (Lupita […]

Jordan Peele working on new project exploring horror and race

Get Out director Jordan Peele is part of a new documentary that investigates how horror storylines have been used as societal commentaries on race issues. Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror explores the work of Black filmmakers and characters in the genre. The 39-year-old star is one of the interviewees in the doc, which is based on a […]

Jordan Peele to co-write this classic horror movie

Jordan Peele will co-write the new Candyman horror film. The 39-year-old filmmaker — who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed 2017 psychological scare fest Get Out — is bringing back the cult horror franchise, which began in 1992 and starred Tony Todd as a hook-wielding supernatural killer who appears after his name is said five times in […]

Teddy Perkins episode of ‘Atlanta’ explores the horrors of child abuse and fame

“Robbin’ Season” is the theme for season two of “Atlanta.” True to form, each episode features a form of robbery, or someone taking from another person through force or coercion. In episode one, the Mrs. Winner’s was robbed by gunmen looking to steal marijuana and money; episode two began with Paperboi being robbed by the guy […]

Jordan Peele is the 1st Black person to win Oscar for Best Original Screenplay

The Academy Awards have been around for 90 years, but they just awarded the Best Original Screenplay award to a Black person for the first time. Jordan Peele became the first Black person to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his work on Get Out. Before Peele, only three Black people had been […]

Some Oscar voters boycotted ‘Get Out’ by refusing to watch or vote for the film

Jordan Peele’s Get Out is the most profitable film of 2017. The genre-bending film used entertainment to highlight the horrors of everyday racism. The critically acclaimed film has received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. However, the film may not get an equal chance at the Academy Awards […]

2018 American Black Film Festival honors the best in film and TV

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event that is dedicated to showcasing film and television content by people of African descent. “It has allowed me to show my love of ‘all things Black,’ by curating experiences that promote our culture and support young creative people who are now changing the world,” says […]

Jordan Peele wins big at Writers Guild Awards

Jordan Peele’s Get Out was the big winner at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards, taking home the Original Screenplay prize, and Call Me By Your Name took the gong for Adapted Screenplay. The Writers Guild Awards were simultaneously held in New York City and Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Peele said in his acceptance […]

90th Oscars announced: Denzel Washington, ‘Get Out’ land noms

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Andy Serkis (Planet of the Apes franchise) co-hosted a live announcement of The 90th Academy Awards® nominations in all 24 Oscar® categories fromthe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Best Picture Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady […]