beyond the lights

Director of the recently released film “Beyond The Lights,” Gina Prince-Bythewood penned an open letter to encourage movie goers to support her critically acclaimed love story. The film opened on November 14th and has grossed a disappointing $13 million as of December 3rd; the production budget was $7 million. “Beyond The Lights” stars Nate Parker as a […]

Nicki Minaj went in an interesting direction for the lyric video to her latest track “Only.” The first lady of Young Money is commanding an imposing army in the visual, which draws very heavily on the propaganda imagery from World War II. She’s already plotting world domination after the MTV EMAs, so could this be […]

Sometimes a shot is so flawless that it does not need dressing up. Such is the case with Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s cover Elle’s Women In Hollywood Issue. The magazine has chosen the “Belle” actress as one of its honorees this year, and it featured her on one of several covers for the Women In Hollywood Issue. […]

Who can quote every line from “Love Jones?” Raise your hand with me. How about “Love & Basketball?” Hand still raised? These films resonate so deeply within our collective and individual movie psyches perhaps because there is something innately powerful about seeing the love of a black couple play out onscreen, in all of its […]

Love a good “chick flick?” Get ready to get the tissue out! The upcoming romantic-drama, “Beyond the Lights,” is sure to have you in your feelings. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythwood (Love and Basketball), this film is the coming of age story of a pop star, Noni Jean (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and the challenges of her new-found fame. […]