Spike Lee, Regina King, and More React to Golden Globe Nominations

The nominations for the 76th Annual Golden Globe awards are in. Amid the snubs (Widows) and head-scratchers (is Vice really a comedy?) were some important nominations and the Best Motion Picture – Drama category that’s a lot Blacker than usual. BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee had key words in response to his nomination for Best Director - Motion...

BGN Film Review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Welcome to the silver screen, Miles Morales! Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an amazing sight to behold. This film is easily in the top 5…dare I say top 3 out of all the movies that have come out in 2018. It’s definitely one of the best comic book films ever. The animation and soundtrack...

BGN Interview: Filmmaker, Producer, and Writer Joslyn Rose Lyons

When I told filmmaker, director, and producer, Joslyn Rose Lyons that I was calling from Gary, Indiana, she immediately mentioned acting in a play about Gary as a child. I knew she was talking about the classic production, The Music Man and the song, Gary, Indiana. Both Gary and Oakland breed hometown talents. Gary...

BGN Film Review: ‘Vox Lux’

  Movie musicals have had a stellar year in 2018. From Disney classics like Mary Poppins Returns, rom-coms such as Been So Long and pop star biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody — give fans a reason to explore and appreciate the genre. Then there are the fictional pop star biopics like A Star Is Born — which...

BGN Film Review: ‘Revival!’

  Revival! written by Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, The Matrix) and directed by Danny Green, is a fresh and contemporary take on portraying the gospel of Jesus Christ. What makes Revival! so unique is the diverse casting, modern depictions of biblical stories, and the use of hybrid idioms to convey in new and unique...

BGN Film Review: ‘Back Roads’

  It’s been a few years since I’ve read Tawni O’Dell’s debut novel Back Roads, a story about a teenage boy who has to run a household after tragic circumstances. While watching the film adaptation of the New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club Selection, the story of abuse and family secrets reminded me...

BGN Interview: Nijla Mu’min Creator of ‘Jinn’ on Her Filmmaking Journey

Written by: Megan Maher BGN had the opportunity to catch up with director Nijla Mu’min again after the successful premiere of her film Jinn at SXSW. Jinn is a coming of age film that centers around Summer (Zoe Renee), a senior in high school trying to find her place in the world. In the film, we follow...

Sundance 2019 Announces Its Feature Film Slate

It's that time of year again! Time to gear up and get ready for Sundance 2019 in Park City, Utah in less than 2 months.  The festival is scheduled January 24th - February 3rd, 2019 and we are excited to be covering and providing first-look reviews of some of best cinematic features! Per today's press...

BGN Interview: Trey Songz On His New Film ‘Blood Brother’

This isn't Trey Songz' first rodeo at acting.  We've seen him featured in films such as Texas Chainsaw 3D and Baggage Claim. His latest movie — Blood Brother — is his first starring role. Blood Brother is a film about an ex-con who takes murderous revenge against childhood friends whom he believes let him take the...

BGN Chats With ‘BlindSpotting’ Director Carlos López Estrada

  Blindspotting is written with such a poetic and rhythmic cadence that the flow of the words is just as important as the visuals within the film. The natural chemistry between Collin (Daveed Diggs) and Miles (Rafael Casal) pours through the screen. At a recent dinner with journalists in New York City, the director Carlos López...