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The Little Things

The Little Things By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic A young blonde woman drives down a deserted California highway at night, alone. A mysterious...

The White Tiger

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Is this just another passive servant movie, like Gone With the Wind, The Help, or Roma? Or...

Locked Down

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic It may be 2021’s first viable COVID-themed movie. Hopefully it’s not the best we can expect. Audiences who’ve...

Galleria Dallas to host ‘Black Is Beautiful DFW’ exhibit in February

Black Is Beautiful DFW, a series of black-and-white portraits by Yesi Fortuna of Fort Lion Studio, will be on display at Galleria Dallas Feb....

Sylvie’s Love

Sylvie’s Love By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic It’s love at first sight. That’s true for the couple in this romantic period film and...

Red Sox hire first Black woman coach in MLB history

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent Bianca Smith, an African American woman, has made baseball history. Smith, who most recently served as an assistant baseball coach...

BEST FILMS 2020 roundup by Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic 2020 kept us on our toes. Adapting became a way of life—especially for films and their fans. Part of...

Farewell Amor

  Farewell Amor By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Absence doesn’t’ always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes the heart forgets. That’s the case in...

Billie

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic She had an enigmatic presence. A unique, restrained voice with distinctive phrasing. Wrote and sang the iconic...

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Who’s the Mother of the Blues? Better say Ma Rainey! 1927. It’s a steamy Chicago summer, just like...

Nancy Schaeffer elevated to Artistic Director at Dallas Children’s Theater

When Robyn Flatt founded Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) in 1984, she envisioned a community of artists… actors, directors, designers, technicians and educators, all coming...

Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic It’s a struggle. Losing one of your senses can be devastating. But that’s the...

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic What a nice surprise. David E. Talbert, a playwright (Love in the Nick of Tyme) turned filmmaker...

Young Dallas composer turns adversity into musical inspiration

With a blood glucose level of 2019 mg/dL in 1995, Jaylin (JAYKID) Williams was only one year old. Diabetes did not stop him from...

The Life Ahead

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Upon hearing the premise of this film, involving an 86-year-old Jewish Holocaust survivor and a 12-year-old Senegalese...

Spell

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Omari Hardwick’s and Loretta Devine’s performances elevate this horror/suspense/thriller in ways the script may never have imagined....

Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Dallas Symphony Orchestra unite in concert to honor lives lost to racial violence and injustice

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Black Dance Theatre are uniting for a concert to support Project Unity on November 11, 2020. This event...

Synchronic

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Should partygoers put down their Molly and try a tab of Synchronic? This cautionary sci-fi/fantasy/thriller suggests not. Synchronic...

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ sheds light on historic moment

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Fiery rhetoric. Conflicting politics. Angry activists. Heated demonstrations. Violent police clashes. Government subterfuge. Duplicitous judges... The anti-war uproar of the...

The Forty-Year-Old Version

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Forty. Something about that age puts people on a precipice. Too old to be young. Too young...