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Beyoncé Loses to ‘Carpool Karaoke’ in Head-Scratching Emmys Snub

It turns out that many members of the Television Academy are not part of the Beyhive. On a night when many expected Beyoncé to take home the Emmy in the Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) category, James Corden won instead for “Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool” on Saturday.Beyoncé was nominated for her Netflix […]

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Meet The Designer Who Went From ‘Lemonade’ & ‘Room’ To ‘Beautiful Boy’

Production designers rarely get the credit they deserve. That is, of course, unless they are building fantastical new worlds or recreating eras long gone by. Sometimes the best work actually goes under the radar intentionally. Sometimes you’re supposed to believe an actor is performing on a real-life location when they are not. And, surprise, thanks […]

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‘Black Mother’ Review: A Brilliant Meditation on Jamaican Identity From the Director of ‘Field Niggas’

Some of the most exciting documentaries are the ones where the “documentary” label doesn’t do the work justice. On the basis of his first two features, director Khalik Allah’s work exists within such energizing, unclassifiable terrain. His formally daring, hourlong 2015 breakout “Field Niggas” was a dreamlike assemblage of impoverished Harlem faces, drifting through the […]

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Lemonade’

The old adage about making sour fruit into sweet refreshment is implicit in the title of Romanian writer-director Ioana Uricaru’s promising first feature “Lemonade.” Martha Stewart herself, however, would be stumped by the wizened, acrid lemons our hapless heroine is handed in this heart-pinching hard-luck story from America’s green card-seeking margins. Bearing the tersely empathetic, […]

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