MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Robert Daniels

  1. streamliner
    Black Film Archive Wants to Fill Your Streaming Gaps“When we are intentional about making history accessible, we can transform our collective memory,” says founder Maya Cade.
  2. movie review
    Respect Dulls the Inherent Glow of Aretha FranklinThis movie may satisfy those who want to bask in Franklin’s music. But if that’s the desire, I’d suggest playing her records instead.
  3. endings
    Let’s Talk About the Twist Ending of M. Night Shyamalan’s OldWhat’s up with that island?
  4. close reads
    When Presented With a Black Gaze, the Emmys Turned AwayThis year’s nominations struggled to recognize works that approach Black stories as three-dimensional portraits, rather than blunt, thematic hammers.
  5. ooh it’s them!
    The 32 Greatest Character Actors Working TodayWe asked critics and Hollywood creators: Which supporting players make everything better?
  6. behind the scenes
    Finding the Judas in Judas and the Black MessiahThe Lucas brothers explain how their story of Fred Hampton came to be about William O’Neal.
  7. endings
    Let’s Talk About the Antebellum TwistThis movie cares little for its characters, who are brutalized in the filmmakers’ pursuit of one thing: tricking the audience.
  8. in memoriam
    The Defiant Career of Chadwick Boseman, a Hollywood KingHe had the talent to be James Brown, Jackie Robinson, Black Panther, and Stormin’ Norman. He was a chameleon and a pure actor in every sense.
  9. in memoriam
    Joel Schumacher Was Hollywood’s Greatest Genre ChameleonSure, his musicals and thrillers and teen dramas and comic book capers sometimes missed big. But they often hit even bigger.