For Colored Nerds
December 13, 2021
Maya Cade of the Criterion Collection talks about her amazing side project: The Black Film Archive. It’s a free online directory of black films from 1915-1979 with notes about the films and information where to stream them (all titles can be streamed). It’s a gorgeous site with an overwhelming number of treasures and it was fun to learn more about how it came together.
This is a great talk with noir expert Nora Fiores about the different kinds of women in film noir. They aren’t all femme fatales. It’s a good place for those new to noir to find viewing suggestions, but as one who has seen dozens of flicks in the genre, I found a few new-to-me titles to try.
June 19, 2021
I’m more into making Reels on Instagram myself, but I loved learning about Film TikTok and how new film fans are using it to share their cinematic passions.
December 26, 2018
I enjoyed this episode from a few years back that was reposted upon the passing of Sidney Poitier. The first half focuses on the film, including the many ways Poitier’s performance was groundbreaking and of his own making. Activist DeRay Mckesson joins in the second half for a discussion about the way social issues can be folded into films which are both effective and entertaining. There's also a great interview with Lee Grant.