That Shirley, the black piano-playing virtuoso around whom the plot revolves, is considered the supporting character in this film tells you almost everything you need to know.
Stealing something from someone else and claiming it as your own is american as racism and slavery.
The Canadians also played a HUGE role in the operation to rescue those hostages, and guess, THE CANADIANS WERE PISSED. Adding a car chase to a movie “based on actual events” to increase the suspense is cinematic license. Erasing a person or a group’s role in history, or completing distorting that history, is insulting…
Can I make a profit making movie about one of your dead relatives who was notoriously private? Hey, he told me it was OK, and not to make it until after they were dead.
That one actually rings kind of true, if you assume Mr. Shirley knows full well that family is a pack of racists (“epiphanies” notwithstanding) and who don’t have any problem exploiting black men any way they can. Also, if you read what the guy said through the lens of Condescending White Savior, it sounds a little…
When the family of the topic of your film, a family you claim you didn’t know existed, takes a steaming dump all over your film would it be wise to award said film the highest honor it could possibly receive? Yeah didn’t think so. I really don’t know why people get so worked up over this but they do. Do you really…
This is so obviously a whole-ass lie. Who does he think he’s fooling?
The Oscars awards a deliberatly long term plan to colonize/ discover/ highjack a story of racial reconciliation/understanding;
He wanted to make a movie about his daddy; but, his father was an unremarkable man. So, he stole the legacy of a talented musician and the history of Black Americans to elevate his father’s average life (and make some money).
After reading through this list, it becomes sadly apparent that there is an extraordinary amount of violence against transgendered women of color in America.
Thank you for giving honor to those pioneers in all fields for the hardships we know they endured. Thank you for remembering those whose contributions to the world were so indelibly woven into the fabric of our lives that we might have forgotten how special they were. And thank you for respectfully naming the victims…
Jakelin Caal Maquin.
We lost yet again, America.
As we reach this final day of the year in 2018, The Root takes our annual look back at the people, organizations and movements that captured our attention over the past year. From a Bronx rapper who was unapologetically herself to a former first lady who wrote candidly about her experience in the White House to the…
This year, we lost many of our black firsts, black female firsts, survivors of tragedies, civil rights activists, world-changers, record-making athletes and globally renowned artists. From Aretha Franklin to Craig Mack to Ntozake Shange to Nancy Wilson to Winnie Mandela, our loss was great.
Again, must every criticism with Black folks include throwing down the Big Joker “But he made his paper tho!”?!? Do the ends ALWAYS justify the means?
and maybe you should find articles that include the things you wish to argue about, as opposed to those which do not.
i also didn’t include sharks, arugula and metro cards - three other things this article isn’t about.
Ava DuVernay is super clear about how Hollywood is still a white man’s game. Although she is set to release a $100 million-budget film, A Wrinkle in Time, and Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has been doing gangbusters at the box office, the celebrated director says not to break out the Champagne just yet.