An illiterate girl from the slums of Uganda became an internationally ranked chess champion. So of course there is a Disney movie. But director Mira Nair has not made the usual feel-good underdog story. It is a wonderfully rich depiction […]
Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo star in “Queen of Katwe,” a Disney film based on the true story of a poor girl from Uganda who became a chess champion. It will be in theaters this fall.
The camera swoops behind the familiar Disney castle logo to take us to that magical place — you know, like the one that is found second star to the right and straight on ’til morning or through the wardrobe in […]
I love the Academy Originals series on YouTube. The latest asks actors, directors, screenwriters, and producers to name the first film that made them laugh.
Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o and “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie have been added to the cast of the new “Star Wars” film. Very exciting news!
I hope Lupita Nyoung’o wins the Best Supporting Actress award tomorrow night. She deserves it. But there’s another reason: I want to hear her acceptance speech. Her speech at the Essence Awards this week was beautifully heartfelt, gracious, and wise. […]
And the winners are…. Best Film: 12 Years a Slave Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) Best Supporting Actress: […]