FILM & TV REVIEWS
I Am Not Your Negro is a documentary film about American author James Baldwin. It's directed by Raoul Peck and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. The film is based on Baldwin's unfinished novel Remember This House (considered one of the greatest uncompleted works in American literature).

REVIEW: King Of The Dancehall Fails To Rule

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:02 Written by
ByBlacks Rating: BB 1/2 

PHOTOS: TBFF Tribute To Alfre Woodard

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 13:13 Written by
The Toronto Black Film Festival paid special tribute to American actress Alfre Woodard on Saturday.
The Toronto Black Film Festival is in its fourth year and founder Fabienne Colas promises it will be better than ever.

No Awards but the Princess Still Reigns Supreme!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 12:02 Written by Nicole Franklin
A documentary featuring an unlikely musical collaboration that “went platinum,” in viral standards, premiered in this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

TIFF Takes A Chance On Egyptian Film And It Pays Off

Saturday, 19 September 2015 14:14 Written by Nicole Franklin
The political career of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser is the focus of a well-documented critical analysis and dogged examination of the 10-year reign of a revolutionary and charismatic leader.

Spotlight on TIFF.40: Revisiting a Racist History on the Ninth Floor

Friday, 11 September 2015 15:30 Written by Nicole Franklin
On the rare occasion that Canada’s race relations are the featured topic for public discussion, the phrase “Burn, Nigger, Burn” would probably not come to mind.

HOT DOCS PREVIEW: They Will Have To Kill Us First

Sunday, 26 April 2015 05:37 Written by Teneile Warren
In just under two hours, ‘They Will Have To Kill Us First’ reminds us why we should care about Mali, that Islam jihadists are not representative of the Muslim people, and that art is the heart of any nation.

HOT DOCS: Michael Mabbott’s Music Lessons Should Be Mandatory

Monday, 20 April 2015 18:08 Written by Nicole Franklin
The cute factor is unrelenting in the short 20 minute documentary titled Music Lessons by filmmaker Michael Mabbott.

The Secret To Building An Empire

Friday, 20 March 2015 19:06 Written by Teneile Warren
Wednesday's two-hour season finale of Empire was watched by everyone who has cable, and the rest are hunting the Internet and breaking all kinds of laws to catch up.

TV Review: 'Black-ish' is Racist

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00 Written by Teneile Warren
Black-ish is a new comedy that is designed to offer us commentary on post-racial America.

Everyone Matters on Orange is the New Black!

Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00 Written by Teneile Warren
Season two of Netflix’s runaway hit, Orange is the New Black does not disappoint the binge-watcher in all of us.