OPEN DISCUSSION: Tariq Nasheed’s “BUCK BREAKING” Documentary
For being such a devout heterosexual, hotep Tariq Nasheed sure spends a lot of time thinking about gay men.
WATCH: ZERO (…Interest In Black Love)
I’m noticing a trend that in the very few Black Science Fiction/Fantasy movies that we get, the love interest is almost always non-Black.
Billy Porter is a Consequence of his own making
Billy Porter recently had a round table with The Hollywood Reporter and spoke about the “double layer” of discrimination he feels he’s faced in Hollywood. In a nutshell, even with all his talents, creativity, critical acclaim and awards for his theater career; he was/is being…
Revisiting Animal Drill
I was reviewing the Cypher Avenue Youtube channel thinking about the podcasts of yore that have since been removed (for valid reasons) when I noticed that the short film Animal Drill has over 1.2 million views and close to 300 comments. 6 years ago, Cypher…
Terminator Dark Fate Trailer Gave Me Tucker Carlson Face
November will mark the release of the sixth installment in the Terminator franchise. I don’t hide the fact that I’m hypersensitive to sci-fi films set in the future – while post-apocalyptic – still seem to be a utopia of whiteness. I understand in Hollywood Black…
Lafayette’s Greatest Hits
Many years ago Cypher Avenue highlighted 13 of the Best Black non-heterosexual characters in film and television. Many reader’s favorite characters were not listed which caused some criticism. We explained that since the site is primarily here to celebrate masculine leaning non-heterosexual men of color,…
The Avengers End Game Discussion Thread
The Avengers End Game Discussion Thread. You’ve seen the film now share your thoughts…spoilers and all! Was it everything and more? Should Warner Brothers just give up after this and stop making super hero films for the next 10 years? Is Avengers the best trilogy…
Damned If You Blue, Damned If You Don’t
When Disney first dropped their live action adaptation of Aladdin featuring Will Smith as ‘Genie’, folk were upset because he was not blue. Being that the animated version included a blue genie voiced by Robin Williams…folk don’t like change or studios fucking up their nostalgia….
MA – Starring Octavia Spencer
Don’t you hate it when you feel a trailer gives away the whole dame movie? I feel like the trailer for ‘MA’ does just that. From what I can tell the film is a thriller set in a small town. It features MA who appears…
After 3 Test Screenings, Viewers Still Think X-Men Dark Phoenix Sucks
Test screeners are speaking out stating how horrible the Dark Phoenix is after multiple re-shoots. Directed by Simon Kinberg (more on him below), the Dark Phoenix was supposed to premier November 2018. It was then pushed back to February 2019 and has finally been pushed…
Netflix’s High Flying Bird
Moonlight’s Oscar winner writer, Tarell Alvin McCraney, has written a new film premiering on Netfilx Friday, February 8. High Flying Bird stars Andre Holland (also from Moonlight) and is shot on entirely on iPhone. High Flying Bird is directed by Steven Soderbergh who also…
WATCH: Trailer for “MARZ,” Upcoming Hip-Hop Version of “Moonlight”
Directed by five-time Emmy Award winner, Bobby Yan, this short film “MARZ” tells the story of childhood friends exploring their sexuality and dealing with the fallout of emotion and confusion.
The Oscar Award Winning Cast of “Moonlight” Strips Down for Calvin Klein
Fresh off of Moonlight’s Best Picture/Supporting Actor/Adapted Screenplay award winning night at the Oscars, Calvin Klein releases new underwear campaign featuring actors Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders. The collaboration was foreshadowed at last night’s Academy Awards. Calvin Klein dressed Hibbert, Sanders…
Moonlight wins Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Cinematography & Editing at 2017 Spirit Awards
A24’s Moonlight swept all five competitive awards it was up for at the 32nd annual Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Director Tim Burton’s Comments on Diversity Draw Criticism
I personally have never been a Tim Burton fan but that doesn’t mean I don’t think he is a great film maker or director. Years ago during Beetle Juice and Batman, I noticed the lack of non-pale ghostly looking folks in his films. So as a…
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