Fences (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Fences (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

FENCES (2016) Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Mele, Leslie Boone, Jason Silvis, Toussaint Raphael Abessolo, John W. Iwanonkiw, Phil Nardozzi, Jeff Smith, Tra’Waan Coles, Benjamin Donlow, Mark Falvo and Malik Abdul Khaaliq. Screenplay by August Wilson. Directed by Denzel Washington. Distributed by Paramount Pictures.  … Continue reading

David Oyelowo – Historical Accuracy
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David Oyelowo – Historical Accuracy

David Oyelowo Historical Accuracy by Jay S. Jacobs David Oyelowo has been making movies for a little over a decade now, and he seems to have carved out a special niche in Hollywood.  The actor, who was born in Oxford and lived several years in Nigeria as a boy, has become Hollywood’s go-to choice for … Continue reading

André Holland and Carra Patterson Drive August Wilson’s Jitney onto The Broadway Stage
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André Holland and Carra Patterson Drive August Wilson’s Jitney onto The Broadway Stage

André Holland and Carra Patterson Drive August Wilson’s Jitney onto The Broadway Stage by Brad Balfour Before he died in 2005, playwright August Wilson had created the 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle (or Century Cycle) chronicling black American life which spanned over 10 decades. This work is not only Wilson’s benchmark but is a touchstone for fans … Continue reading

Eric Millegan – Going Back to Bones
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Eric Millegan – Going Back to Bones

Eric Millegan Going Back to Bones by Jay S. Jacobs Let’s paint a mental picture, shall we?  You are a young actor.  You have your first role on a popular TV series and your character has become a fan favorite.  After a few years in the role, the producers of the show call you up … Continue reading

Anna Deavere Smith – Notes from The Field Tackles Issues Through Many Voices
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Anna Deavere Smith – Notes from The Field Tackles Issues Through Many Voices

Anna Deavere Smith Notes from The Field Tackles Issues Through Many Voices  by Brad Balfour With a raft of accolades in her résumé, American actress/playwright/professor Anna Deavere Smith produces work that highlights the plight of the underclass, the unvoiced and those overlooked by entitled society. In her most recent one-woman production – Notes from The … Continue reading

Angeline-Rose Troy – The Perils of Angeline
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Angeline-Rose Troy – The Perils of Angeline

Angeline-Rose Troy The Perils of Angeline by Jay S. Jacobs It isn’t easy being a young aspiring actress.  The fantasy is that you arrive in Hollywood, fresh-faced and talented, park yourself on a bar stool at some soda fountain (or coffee shop) on the Boulevard and wait for someone to come along and discover you.  … Continue reading

Michael Moore in TrumpLand (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Michael Moore in TrumpLand (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

MICHAEL MOORE IN TRUMPLAND (2016) Featuring Michael Moore. Written by Michael Moore. Directed by Michael Moore. Distributed by IMG Films.  71 minutes.  Not Rated. It’s been twelve years since Michael Moore last dipped his toes in electoral waters with Fahrenheit 9/11 (wow, has it really been that long?).  In the years since, while the reliably … Continue reading