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‘I’m a Virgo’ Cast and Character Guide: Who Stars in the Boots Riley Series

It has been a long five years since writer/director Boots Riley exploded onto the cinematic scene with the sensational Sorry to Bother You, and the visionary filmmaker is soon set to conquer a new frontier with his ambitious new Amazon Prime series, I’m a Virgo. Just like the groundbreaking social commentary film that came before […]

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Jharrel Jerome on ‘I’m a Virgo’ and Playing a 13-Foot Tall Black Teenager

[Editor’s note: The following contains some spoilers for I’m a Virgo.]From creator Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You), the Amazon Studios series I’m a Virgo tells the uniquely fantastical coming-of-age story of Cootie (Jharrel Jerome), a 13-foot-tall young Black man in Oakland, California, whose childlike wonder is quickly threatened by the way the real world […]

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‘I’m A Virgo’ Review: Boots Riley’s Absurdist Coming-Of-Age Series Is A Giant Delight

When the time comes to write about the 2020s in film, Covid will undoubtedly be viewed as the defining event of the decade. But as the pandemic becomes part of our new normal, one aspect of Covid continues to inspire filmmakers: quarantine. In many ways more than the virus itself, the collective act of hunkering […]

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Fantasy Novel Series Raybearer Is Becoming A Netflix Show – Here’s What Makes It Special

Author Jordan Ifueko’s “Raybearer,” a West African-inspired young adult fantasy novel, is getting adapted for television at Netflix. Gina Atwater will be leading the project as part of her multi-year deal with the streaming platform.Atwater’s focus at Netflix will be to foster series and features that put traditionally underrepresented characters front and center. “Raybearer” is […]

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‘The Banks’: Three Generations of Thieves Unite for a Heist in Film Adaptation of Roxane Gay’s Graphic Novel

Steve McQueen’s heist drama Widows didn’t make the box office splash that the filmmakers were hoping for, but can we interest you in a different Chicago-set heist movie about a group of female thieves? Macro, the company behind 2018’s excellent Sorry to Bother You, is producing a movie adaptation of The Banks, a graphic novel […]

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Boots Riley Explains Why ‘Joker’ Isn’t a Radical Comic Book Movie at All

Hip-hop artist-turned-director Boots Riley broke out onto the film scene last year with “Sorry to Bother You,” a politically charged Sundance sensation that proved a summer box-office sleeper in 2018. While Riley has yet to set a follow-up film project, he has remained a continually outspoken cinephile, as evidenced by his remarks about Quentin Tarantino’s […]

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Boots Riley Strongly Objects to James Bond Being Played by Black Actor: ‘Fuck That’

A lot of moviegoers are hoping Idris Elba will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond after the April 2020 release of Bond 25, but one person who definitely opposes that casting idea is “Sorry To Bother You” filmmaker Boots Riley. The outspoken writer-director is stirring up a debate on social media after posting that James […]

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