Sundance Winner ‘Night Comes On’ Coming Soon to Theaters

Night Comes On was the winner of the NEXT Innovator Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It is an emotional and moving drama that follows a teenage girl with a rough past, Alice LaMere, who was just released from a Philadelphia juvenile detention center. The film follows the journey of Alice along with...

What is Blaxploitation? – FilmStruck’s “The Best of Blaxploitation”

Directors X’s Superfly released in theaters on June 13th. For those who are not aware, Superfly is a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation classic film of the same name. Blaxploitation is a term that younger generations may not be aware of. It is an ethnic subgenre of film that emerged in the 1970’s featuring Black...

New ‘Bumblebee’ Featurette with Director Travis Knight

The most adorable and loved Transformer Bumblebee is now starring in his own film with a great director by his side.  Travis Knight, who has worked as a lead animator for the stop-motion animation studio Laika (Coraline and Paranorman) and as a director for films such as Kubo and the Two Strings is the...

BGN Film Review: ‘Set It Up’

Being an overworked-underpaid executive assistant is hard work and sometimes you have to make the most out of a challenging work environment. Even if it means having to set up your boss with another boss so they can find someone new, become distracted when they're infatuated, and get off your back! This is exactly...

BGN Film Review: ‘TAG’

Do you remember the game of Tag as a kid?  It's a pretty simple game — you run around with your friends tap them on the back or shoulder and yell out "Tag! You're it!" Your friend then would have to find someone else to be tagged and the game never ends.  In the...

Brie Larson Fights The Good Fight For Marginalized Journalists

Actress Brie Larson is truly showing how much of a superhero she really is with her announcement Wednesday night at the Women in Film Los Angeles Crystal and Lucy Awards. Brie Larson, who will star as Captain Marvel in Disney's impending action movie of the same name due for release next year is fighting the good fight...

ABFF 2018: HBO’s Short Film Competition Review

BGN is highlighting HBO's Short Film Competition shorts presented at the 2018 American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The festival runs June 13th-17th in Miami Beach, Florida.  This is the same competition that awarded director Ryan Coogler back in 2011. The following are five short films in competition in which one lucky filmmaker will earn a...

“We Belong Together” BET Network’s First Original Film Debut

“Raw. Animalistic. Distraction!” is how Thomas Louis describes his attraction to his crazed student. But she doesn’t see it that way… This July BET premiers its original film, We Belong Together, starring Draya Michele as Tracy Jacobs a deranged college student, obsessed with her professor Thomas Louis played by Charles Malik Whitfield. Caught up by the...

BGN Interview: Director X on directing ‘Superfly’

BGN contributor Jeandra LeBeauf talks with Director X about how he remixed the original film to make his version of Superfly. Superfly – the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel – is reimagined with Director X, director of legendary music videos (Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna), introducing it to...

BGN Film Review: ‘One Last Thing’

From Screen Media Films brings us the heart-warming drama One Last Thing. The film stars Wendell Pierce,Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Joanne Froggatt. The story is centered on protagonist Dylan Derringer (Wendell Pierce), a reclusive dentist who loves golf and lives in Florida. For over 20 years he's been searching for his long-lost daughter Lucy (Jurnee Smollett-Bell). The two meet...
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