BGN Film Review: ‘Look Away’

I'll start off this review by saying that Look Away is no different than any other thriller you've seen before about a super wealthy and privileged white family with a myriad of domestic first-world problems and yet, somehow or another they suffer a tragic demise due to their selfish, narcissistic ways. The catalog of...

BGN Interview: Robert Rodriguez on the Challenges in Making ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Robert Rodriquez is well known for his long filmography full of cult favorites filmed under his direction, such as the Spy Kids series, Sin City, From Dusk til Dawn, and many more. BGN got to chat with Rodriquez about his upcoming film Alita: Battle Angel. The veteran director told us about the movie, and...

BGN Interview: Karen Toering, Director of the Gary International Black Film Festival

Eight years ago, I received an email from Karen Toering, a fellow, Gary, IN native, currently living in Seattle, WA. She is a consulting producer for the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival in Seattle. However, her email expressed an opportunity to create a film festival in our hometown, with help from some of...

BGN Film Review: ‘Stella’s Last Weekend’

Being the apple of one's eye is a part of the human condition that we all long for. And in some cases, we may find ourselves to be the center of attraction from more than one person at the same time. You meet an eccentric, off-ball, extroverted guy who is the complete opposite of...

Jamie Lee Curtis Chats About The NEW Laurie Strode In ‘Halloween’

It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s...

Jason Blum and John Carpenter On Musical Cues in ‘Halloween’

It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she's...

BGN Interview: George Tillman Jr. on ‘The Hate U Give’ and Telling Angie Thomas’s Story

BGN met with George Tillman Jr. after experiencing his masterpiece The Hate You Give the previous night. There, in the elegant Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, we sat out in the audience as Angie Thomas's words sprang to life onscreen thanks to Tillman's direction. We sat down to discuss the film's intensity and the themes...

‘Flipped’ Gives A New Perspective On Police Brutality

In a time of heightened racial tensions, the short film Flipped fixes its lens on the issue of American racism and social injustice.  Created by three Hampton University alums the film stars Brandon Fobbs from The Wire and Naomi Mack who has appeared in Queen Sugar on Oprah Winfrey’s network, OWN. The film focuses on the subtle...

BGN NYCC 2018: Zachary Levi on ‘Shazam’ and an Epic Gaming Injury

NYCC is the perfect place to meet up with the stars of upcoming comic films. So, when BGN met up with Zachary Levi, star of the upcoming DC Comics film Shazam, we had to ask him about the film and so much more. As always, Levi was more than eager to dish about the...

David Gordon Green of ‘Halloween’ Will Scare You And Make You Laugh

It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. -- but this time, she's...
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