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    Film Review: ‘The Lovebirds’ Reveals the Wild Side of Quarreling Couples

    Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are each hilarious on their own, but together they can plow through any genre Hollywood throws at them. Without ignoring familiar rom-com beats, the one thing that distinguishes Michael Showalter’s “The Lovebirds“ for the better is its high-wire physical comedy. Rae and Nanjiani launch themselves from one catastrophe to the […] More

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    After Theatrical Postponement, Paramount Picture’s ‘The Lovebirds’ Is Headed to Netflix

    Paramount Pictures recently shelved the theatrical releases for “A Quiet Place ll,” “Blue Story” and “The Lovebirds” due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Deadline is reporting that the latter title will now be heading to Netflix, with their exclusive stating “the deal is being papered at the moment.” The film was initially due for theatrical […] More

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    Film Review: ‘The Photograph’ Falls in Love With Regret

    Writer-director Stella Meghie kicks off the romantic holiday weekend with “The Photograph,” a love story featuring a rarity in big studio presentations: the openly affectionate and physically uninhibited courtship between black leads. Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield are magnetic together from their first scene onward, never overplaying the bumps that come with the early stages […] More

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    2020 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Short

    Every year, the creativity and innovativeness of filmmakers from all around the world is given the spotlight and the recognition they deserve with the Oscar “Best Animated Shorts” nominees. The animated short film genre allows for some of the most creative and diverse voices in the Oscar-nominee universe.  This form of filmmaking allows for the […] More

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    WATCH: Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani Investigate a Murder in First Trailer For ‘The Lovebirds’

    Paramount Pictures have released the first trailer for “The Lovebirds,” in what sees Issa Rae (“Little”) and Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”) as a couple who stumble onto an ongoing investigation that will lead them to clearing their names- hilariously, of course. The film is directed by Michael Showalter and written by both Aaron Abrams […] More

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    Circuit Q&A – Who can follow in Lena Waithe’s writing footsteps?

    Lena Waithe is a major talent. She always has been. But it’s only recently that she has been taken seriously and given the types of opportunities worthy of her gifts. She started out writing for minor television programs like Nickelodeon’s “How to Rock.” Her big break came as part of the cast of Aziz Ansari’s […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Little’ Brings Big Laughs to an Uneven Story

    Sometimes, even when a story doesn’t quite come together, it all still works. The new film “Little” is a perfect example. Often laugh-out-loud funny, this take on the body switch comedy sometimes wanders off its own path, but never loses its heart or humor. “Little” opens on 13-year-old Jordan Sanders (Marsai Martin), onstage at the […] More

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    Film Review: ‘The Hate U Give’ Resonates in Our Charged Climate of Injustice

    In an era where police shootings involving unarmed black men are plastered all over our television screens, director George Tillman Jr. seizes on the opportunity to provide a teenager’s perspective in “The Hate U Give.”  One half of the film is a harrowing, deeply moving examination on how a community interprets the death of one […] More

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    Emmy Episode Analysis: Can Sandra Oh Make History in the Lead Actress Race?

    Emmy season is upon us yet again! Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, July 12th, with “Game of Thrones” leading the pack at 22 nominations. As we speed toward the September 17th telecast, Awards Circuit is taking a look at all of the major categories. Each acting, writing and directing nominee must choose one episode to […] More

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