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Selma, the first studio film to center around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is the big winner among the critics representing the African-American Film Critics…

(ATLANTA) – The African American Film Critics Association will honor filmmaker Roger Bobb with the organization’s 3rd Annual SYNERGY Award for his pioneering efforts to advance the cinema community in Atlanta. Previous recipients of this award include Tirrell Whitley and Nick Nelson, Principal Partners at Liquid Soul Media (2012) and Charles Humbard, CEO of UPTV […]

By Shatondra Caldwell Black Nativity gives a 21st century twist on the off-Broadway play by celebrated poet Langston Hughes. In Black Nativity, Hughes celebrates what happened in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago with an African American flavor. Not only telling the story of baby Jesus, but the beauty of gospel music and the genius of […]

By Adriana Pyles “May the odds be ever in your favor!” This iconic statement heard throughout the dystopian world of Panem could not be further from the truth—especially for Katniss Everdeen, “The Girl on Fire.” Directed by Francis Lawrence, the highly anticipated sequel Catching Fire stays true to the essential points and concepts from the […]

AAFCA Review: The Best Man Holiday  By Ariana Pyles After a 14-year hiatus, the cast of the 1999 romantic comedy-drama, The Best Man, reunites in this long overdue holiday-themed sequel. Malcolm D. Lee who wrote and directed the original film once again heads up the project and updates fans with the next chapter in the […]

AAFCA Review: 12 Years a Slave By Ariana Pyles and Shatondra Caldwell The first thoughts that come to mind after watching 12 Years a Slave is how extremely raw, unimaginable, and seriously disturbing the story is. Directed by Steven McQueen and adapted by John Ridley, 12 Years is a heart-wrenching film based on the autobiography […]

Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is in quite a quandary. The pretty stewardess is practically 30 years-old, the age by which her meddling mother (Jenifer Lewis) insists any young lady must marry to be considered respectable. Meanwhile, her younger sister, Sheree (Lauren London), who’s just a sophomore in college, is already engaged to a big man […]

The Mass Media Arts Department at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has formally adopted an academic internship program facilitated by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) to train future journalists in the film and entertainment industry.  Beginning this fall 2013 semester, the program, available only to junior and senior level students, represents the first academic […]

Forest Whitaker Delivers Oscar-Quality Performance in Emotionally-Searing Civil Rights Saga Eugene Allen (1919-2010) served eight presidents over the course of an enduring career in the White House during which he rose from the position of Pantry Man to Head Butler by the time he retired in 1986. In that capacity, the African-American son of a […]

After a career spent risking his life on location in international hotspots like Bosnia and Liberia, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) recently resigned from a dangerous post at the United Nations to devote himself to his family. As the story unfolds, we find him assuring his wife (Mireille Enos) and young daughters (Sterling Jerins and Abigail […]

Film Review by The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Richard Williams was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana where he was left traumatized by having a railroad spike driven through his leg for refusing to behave deferentially towards a gang of white racists. Understandably, that experience played a significant role in shaping the youngster […]

Film Review by The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Star date: 2259. Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) has just been called on the carpet following an expedition to a primitive planet where, in the course of saving Spock’s (Zachary Quinto) life, he violated the Starfleet’s strict sanction against interfering with alien civilizations. Consequently, […]