Tag: black films

  • [From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review

    [From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review

    [Originally published May 2014; Updated in September 2020] Films about black women, even when based on the original works created and written by black women, are often helmed by male filmmakers once they reach the highest form of flattery: the visual adaptation. As Tyler Perry and Steven Spielberg translated For Colored Girls (2010) and The…

  • Comment of the Day: #thebutler

    While gossip blogs are the epitome of buffoonery on the web at times, occasionally in the comments section, there are some rather intelligent commentary┬ábeing shared. Today on TheYBF.com, founder Natasha did a post about the film director of The Butler, Lee Daniels’ somewhat controversial interview with The Huffington Post. He expressed his opinion on a…