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  • Q&A: 'Dark Girls' to 'Light Girls,' Bill Duke talks colorism in new film

    Q&A: 'Dark Girls' to 'Light Girls,' Bill Duke talks colorism in new film
    In 2011, “Dark Girls,” a documentary by Bill Duke, stirred public conversation in the African American community about the negative experiences of dark-skinned women. The director and actor continues that discussion in a sequel documentary...
  • Review: 'Blackhat'

    "Blackhat" is a thickly plotted disappointment, yet it has three or four big sequences proving that director Michael Mann, who gave us "Thief," "Heat," "Collateral" and others, has lost none of his instincts for how to choreograph, photograph and edit...
  • High-tech 'Blackhat' remains rooted in old-school filmmaking

    It lures us in with the promise of up-to-the-minute villainy, but the satisfactions of "Blackhat" are surprisingly old school. Directed by the veteran Michael Mann, "Blackhat's" story of computer attacks wreaking all kinds of havoc with established...
  • 'Blackhat' panders to China and punctures Michael Mann's movie making reputation

    As focused as the blurred, often random moments of unsteady steadicam shots and as coherent as co-star Wei Tang's indecipherable Chinese accent, Michael Mann's "Blackhat" is a classic January fire sale thriller. Mann's worst film since he transitioned...
  • Maryland's red-carpet moment at the Golden Globes

    Maryland's red-carpet moment at the Golden Globes
    Between the stars that hail from Maryland and the shows that are filmed here, the Free State had a strong presence at this year's Golden Globes. In addition to the question of who took home hardware, there was the matter of sartorial success on the...
  • 'Blackhat' needs a stronger connection

    'Blackhat' needs a stronger connection
    1.5 stars (out of four) As soon as the end credits rolled for “Blackhat,” someone in the crowd shouted, “Boring!” Were it socially acceptable, many in the theater (me included) probably would have done the same much sooner....
  • TCA 2015: ABC boss Paul Lee talks diversity, 'social conversation' TV

    In case it hasn’t been clear, ABC wants to be TV’s melting pot. ABC, more than any other network this season, pushed hard to bring some diversity--both in front of the camera and behind the scenes--to its lineup. Wednesday was tapped as...
  • Rene Russo -- back on screen, at long last!

    "HOLLYWOOD is a dream factory, and nobody dreams about older women!" So said film director Amy Heckerling. I don't know exactly when Ms. Heckerling made that remark, but recent years have seen something of a reversal. I think about Meryl Streep, Julia...
  • Some highs and lows from the Golden Globes red carpet

    With lots of easy breezy makeup, minimal jewelry and loose hair, the Golden Globes opened the awards season with a red carpet chock-full of sparkly metallics, bright whites and dramatic reds. Among those lauded by fashion pros Sunday night at the Beverly...
  • Julianne Moore, Jessica Chastain score on the Golden Globes red carpet

    "Gone Girl" actress Rosamund Pike kicked off the glam Sunday night on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet in a white, skin-baring gown just a few weeks after giving birth. She earned wows from mamas everywhere wearing a Vera Wang Collection gown with...
  • Golden Globe nominees Eddie Redmayne, Keira Knightley among Brits celebrating at BAFTA tea

    For some Golden Globe nominees, awards season began with a cup of tea. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its annual pre-Globes tea party Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel, where Keira Knightley, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and...