Stefon Bristol’s film imagines what “Back to the Future” might look like with a black cast. The stakes turn out to be significantly higher.
John Singleton put black lives on the big screen.
The Oscar nomination for “Boyz N the Hood” came as a surprise, he told us in a 2017 interview. He also spoke about feeling “put on display” with Spike Lee, when they presented an award together.
Critics of the film say it oversimplifies race relations. Its best-picture win complicated a night when the academy honored a diverse set of winners.
Manohla Dargis, A.O. Scott and Wesley Morris all note that the night was impressively inclusive, but on the best picture winner, they aren’t in agreement.
The president was not pleased after the “BlacKkKlansman” director called on Sunday for voters to “make the moral choice” in the 2020 election.
The “BlacKkKlansman” director called on Sunday for voters to “make the moral choice” in the 2020 election. The president was not pleased
A more diverse winners’ list, a best-picture blunder, a joyous victory and misbegotten acceptance — these were the highs and lows as we saw them.
This ceremony may not have solved every awards-show problem. But it managed, by sticking to basics, to reasonably serve all its constituencies.