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Revisiting classic romantic comedy-drama 'The Inkwell' — 23 years later

Back in 1994, after the success of Straight Out of Brooklyn, Matty Rich chose as his second directorial effort, a coming-of-age comedy-drama called The Inkwell, named for a real-life popular summer destination of the so-called Talented Tenth since the 1890s. The Inkwell is a sobriquet for a strip of beach located in the town of Oak Bluffs, which is itself one of the six towns that make...

Film,Interviews

Filmmaker Deon Taylor chats about his career and upcoming psychological thriller, 'Motivated Seller'

Deon Taylor wrote his first feature film on the team bus going back and forth from his basketball games in Germany. He hadn’t been going to school for film or screenwriting when he did...at least not formally. It was the nineties and his girlfriend would send him boxes of DVDs regularly so he could entertain himself in a country where everything but sports and film got lost in...

Interviews,Television

Ashleigh Murray talks 'Riverdale' Season 2, audiences learning more about Josie and more

Viewers may wonder if the melodious song stylings of The CW's Riverdale’s Josie and The Pussycats are their real voices. Ashleigh Murray, who plays the leader of the band, Josie, assures us that they are. “Every song that is put out for the show for the soundtrack, we all sing on it. We’re a very talented group of people.” She affirms that producers were specifically looking for...

Features,News

Brian Michael on breaking barriers for trans male actors and his 'Queen Sugar' role

Brian Michael loves playing police officers on TV. Though most actors fear being typecast in certain roles, the Harlem-based actor isn’t afraid to admit he loves playing cops. It is almost as if it’s one of the perks of being an actor for him. His most recent turn as a member of law enforcement was on Queen Sugar,  where he played a friend of Ralph Angel’s from high...

Film,Interviews

Interview: George C. Wolfe talks about his career and directing Oprah for 'Henrietta Lacks'

In the perhaps not so near future, we might be getting a play or movie or musical based on life in Frankfort, Kentucky, the hometown of Tony-winning Broadway producer George C. Wolfe. Frankfort, Kentucky sits along the Kentucky River in central Kentucky and is the state’s capital. It is otherwise notable for being the hometown of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, who famously...