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BGN TIFF 2017: Festival Award Winners

From September 7 - September 17, the Toronto International Film Festival took over downtown Toronto, to showcase hundreds of films in multiple theatres. The films ranged in genre from shorts (The Drop In) to feature length (The Mountain Between Us, Mudbound), they give light to stories and cultures from all over the world. At...

‘The Walking Dead’s Sydney Park on Music, Life, and ‘Lifeline’ — BGN Exclusive

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'The Walking Dead' star Sydney Park chats with Black Girl Nerds about life, music, and her upcoming role in the new YouTube Red show, 'Lifeline'.

BGN News Beat: The Week’s Biggest Headlines & Emmy Winners

What's going on in the TV world? The Powerpuff Girls have now officially changed from a trio to a quartet. The new member is here and she's beautiful! Can't wait to see all of the cosplay. https://twitter.com/cartoonnetwork/status/909537507485904898?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fscreenrant.com%2Fnew-image-fourth-powerpuff-girl-cartoon-network%2F AMC is adding a new show to their roster. Makeready, Brad Weston's new production company, brought the rights to New...

BGN TIFF 2017 Review: I, Tonya

I, Tonya is a film directed by Craig Gillespie, starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale and Allison Janney. In 1994, the figure-skating world was rocked by a brutal attack on US medal hopeful Nancy Kerrigan. The more shocking news was that the attack was allegedly conceived and executed by...

BGN TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

I was excited to witness the world premiere of Academy Award winner Denzel Washington's latest flick, Roman J. Israel, Esq. at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Shortly after the film, Denzel and writer-director Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) took to the stage to discuss a Q&A about the film.  Roman J. Israel, Esq. was a late entry...

BGN TIFF 2017 Review: ‘The Mountain Between Us’

The Mountain Between Us is a visually stunning film with daringly brave and raw performances from none other than Idris Elba and Kate Winslet. Amidst flight cancellations, Dr. Ben Bass (Idris Elba) and Alex Martin (Kate Winslet) have a chance encounter that ends in catastrophic and unforeseen circumstances. Alex suggests an alternative plan for...

BGN TIFF 2017 Review: ’55 Steps’

55 Steps is a heartfelt drama based on the patient's rights lawyer Colette Hughes (Hilary Swank), who takes on Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter) as a client in a lawsuit against San Francisco’s St. Mary’s hospital. The strong performances and beautiful cinematography take me back to 1975 in the best possible ways. 55 Steps,...

‘Brown Girl Begins’ Director Sharon Lewis Sits For BGN Feature Interview

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Nothing is more exciting than being able to speak one-on-one with someone who has the power to bring one of your favorite novels to film screen life. Fortunately, I was able to speak with writer/director/producer of the upcoming film, Brown Girl Begins, Sharon Lewis. It is set to premiere at the Urbanworld Film Festival “one...

BGN TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Damiana’ and ‘Mother (Madre)’

BGN at TIFF 2017 reviews two selections from the Short Cuts program: Damiana and Madre (Mother).  Making its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, Damiana is a Spanish-language selection directed by Andrés Ramírez Pulido and starring newcomer Magaly López. Isolated deep in the Colombian jungle, Damiana and a group of teen girls...

CARRIE FISHER’S STAR WARS SCRIPTS ARE GOING UP FOR AUCTION

This year has been filled with 40th Anniversary celebrations of Star Wars. From the big party that was Star Wars Celebration to From a Certain Point of View, a compilation of stories retelling A New Hope that will be released next month, this has been the year of Star Wars. Today Profiles in History, the...
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