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    WATCH: Tracee Ellis Ross Dazzles in “The High Note” Trailer

    The trailer for “The High Note” from Focus Features has landed and it features a dazzling performance from Tracee Ellis Ross as a global superstar named Grace Davis. Emmy Award nominee Nisha Ganatra (“Transparent”) directs, coming off the back of her film “Late Night” last year which earnt leading lady Emma Thompson a Golden Globe […] More

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    Awards Circuit’s Top 10 Breakthrough Performers of 2019

    Another year has come and gone, and with it the end of a decade as well. In 2019, we witnessed an outstanding year of breakthrough performances. The list of talented newcomers was so overwhelming that I could make a pretty impressive second list from those who just missed the cut. The annual Breakthrough Performances article […] More

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    African American Film Critics Association Winners: Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Us’ Lead with Top Honors

    The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) announced their 2019 winners. Leading with three top honors is Jordan Peele‘s “Us,” taking the wins for Best Director, Best Film and Best Actress for lead Lupita Nyong’o, now a powerhouse presence among critic groups. “Dolemite Is My Name” star Eddie Murphy took the award for Best Actor. […] More

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    Rising Circuit: ‘Waves’ star Kelvin Harrison Jr. Makes a Big Splash in 2019

    As distributors continue to roll out their awards hopefuls throughout the fall and winter months, you won’t want to miss “Waves,” the sensational new film from director Trey Edward Shults. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast, one of its highlights is an indelible performance from one of Hollywood’s most promising young actors, Kelvin Harrison Jr. Following […] More

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    WATCH: First Trailer Released for Telluride Breakout, Trey Edward Shults’ ‘Waves’ From A24

    A24 have released the first trailer for Trey Edward Shults‘ third directorial feature, “Waves.” The film world premiered recently at the 46th Telluride Film Festival, where early reactions praised Shults’ upcoming family drama. The film stars Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (“Luce”), Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”), Taylor Russell (“Lost in Space”), Alexa Demie (“Mid90s”), with Renée Elise […] More

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    Telluride: First Reactions Call Trey Edward Shults’ ‘Waves:’ “Tender, Intimate, Bruising” With an Impressive Ensemble

    Trey Edward Shults‘ third feature film “Waves” world premiered at Telluride Film Festival Friday to rave reactions, citing the filmmaker is on another level with his latest. “Waves” stars Kelvin Harrison Jr, Sterling K Brown, Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell and Renee Elsie Goldsberry. The story follows the lives of two young couples, which frames Shults’ film […] More

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    WATCH: Social Tensions Rise in First Trailer for Sundance Favorite ‘Luce’

    Topic Studios and Neon released the first trailer for Sundance favorite, “Luce,” directed by Julius Onah and starring Kelvin Harrison Jr, Naomi Watts, Tim Roth and Octavia Spencer. The drama, which centers on social misconceptions, has had audiences buzzing since premiering at Park City, Utah. It’s written by Onah and adapted from J.C. Lee’s play. Synopsis: A […] More