2 items from 2016
These days there’s often more excitement and chatter around casting rumours and announcements than the actual movies that result from them. As soon as a new title is announced, fans are quick to start discussion the ideal actors for the roles, and more often than not the real casting announcements cause a lot of disquiet.
Quite often, unexpected casting decisions work well: no one would have picked former Aussie soap heartthrob Heath Ledger as the perfect Joker, for example, but that’s precisely what he turned out to be. Those offbeat casting choices appear to have increasing currency, so studios seek more and more of them in an effort to look better (it doesn’t always pay off quite so well as Ledger did).
For every surprise decision that works, there are plenty more that fall flat. And then there’s a the shiningthird category: the surprising, »
- David Fox
History is often told through the perspective of those who are in power. So much of what is written erases the experiences of those who are marginalized in society. With his arresting and groundbreaking novel, “Double Play”; Curaçaoan author Frank Martinus Arion gave the world a unique view into the island of Curaçao and its culture. Nearly 45 years after the novel was first published, acclaimed Director Ernest Dickerson (“Juice”, “The Wire”, “The Walking Dead”) and Executive Producer Lisa Cortes (“Precious”) are bringing this story to the big screen. Using Curaçao not only as a backdrop for the story, but also weaving its traditions throughout this exquisite tale, »
- Aramide A Tinubu
2 items from 2016
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