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Karl Campbell: Renaissance Man
2 years ago

Karl Campbell: Renaissance Man

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) always brings with it the promise of a grand spectacle. The red carpets, flashing lights and readied grins from those imprinted upon the pop …
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Five Must-See Films At Caribbean Tales 2015
2 years ago

Five Must-See Films At Caribbean Tales 2015

Celebrating the 10th year since its inception, the Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) continues to be a platform for films and filmmakers from the Caribbean and its diaspora community worldwide.


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Allen Maldonado: Compton Reminiscing
2 years ago

Allen Maldonado: Compton Reminiscing

Cali-born actor Allen Maldonado is aiming for his career to closely mimic the career of Leonardo DiCaprio – who he is a huge fan of. The only difference, he says …
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Mara Brock Akil: Making ‘Relatable’ TV
2 years ago

Mara Brock Akil: Making ‘Relatable’ TV

The year is 1994. A young, ambitious junior screenwriter, Mara Brock Akil, sits in a room with seasoned television executives discussing an upcoming episode of the short-lived sitcom “South Central” …
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Actor David Ramsey on superheroes, John Diggle and being Black in Hollywood
2 years ago

Actor David Ramsey on superheroes, John Diggle and being Black in Hollywood

David Ramsey showed very few leanings towards becoming an actor back in 1987.

“Don’t believe everything you see on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base), that first credit is not even …
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RJ Cyler: Rise to the Big Screen
2 years ago

RJ Cyler: Rise to the Big Screen

Rocking a style that seems to redefine cool, RJ Cyler walks into the lobby of the chic downtown Toronto Thompson Hotel wearing a neon orange bucket hat and a leather …
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CMW Highlight Reel: Inside the Mind of Spike Lee
2 years ago

CMW Highlight Reel: Inside the Mind of Spike Lee

“This whole stuff is not new,” says American director Spike Lee, whose body of work has often been a potent exploration around issues of race. “People have cameras, we saw …
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A Fresh Look at Toronto’s ‘Jungle’
3 years ago

A Fresh Look at Toronto’s ‘Jungle’

“I remember sitting in the staff meeting where the principal told Michael what was going to happen and I started to cry,” says Robin Phillips, a teacher of eight years …
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Bound: The Power of Human History
3 years ago

Bound: The Power of Human History

Bound: Africans vs. African Americans is not only a hard hitting documentary that tells the story of tension that exists between Africans and African-Americans, but it is also a film …
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Toronto Black Film Festival Explores Realities of ‘Black Hollywood’
3 years ago

Toronto Black Film Festival Explores Realities of ‘Black Hollywood’

On the closing night of the Toronto Black Film Festival, during a panel discussion titled, “Black Actors in Hollywood, Then and Now”, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson took the opportunity to …
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