lee daniels the butler

Just in time for the ideal reflections on the new year ahead, I sat down with filmmaker Lee Daniels on a terrace overlooking the splendid Arabian Gulf during the recent Dubai International Film Festival.
Each year the Academy Awards’ Board of Governors collectively comes together to celebrate the various achievements in motion
If she is gonna win, it's gotta be the best she's ever done, Chris! (Sorry.)
Oprah Winfrey only decides to act when the roles she's offered speak to her. That means she probably gets endless pitches
There's been lots of talk about whether or not we're in a golden era for the presentation of black American stories in film
"It's impossible for me to talk about it," Winfrey said in an interview with the BBC. "I can't even talk about it. Devastating
It's a charming and moving little film, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. It tells the true story of an Irish woman who, as a teen, became pregnant and was forced into the Magdalene Sisters' care.
In bleak situations, incremental improvements can be mistaken for evolution. So it goes with Hollywood's consistent inability to include actors of color.
Of the five movies I saw this week, only one of them had a trailer for Johnny Knoxville's Bad Grandpa, down from five last week. I can almost feel the brain cells regenerating.
Even when asked, not all actors and directors at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are engaging with reporters on questions about red carpet designer wear or what their shots are at getting an Oscar nod.
In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial two movies have come out that have helped shape the discussion on race and the racial divide.
Directed by Daniels and written by Danny Strong ("Game Change"), "The Butler" focuses on a White House service employee (Whitaker
With "The Butler" continuing its theatrical run, HuffPost Entertainment spoke to Strong about reactions he's heard about
Until the underpinnings -- the root causes -- of economic and social injustice are confronted in more honest and open dialogue, issues of race will continue to dog this country and slow its progress.
Check out Lee Daniels’ full interview with HuffPost Live HERE. “I can’t call the race card, necessarily. I think it’s about
Amy Adams has signed on to play the late musician, adding the project to her busy filming schedule. Adams has already been
Lee Daniels' The Butler works in the same way this year's Jackie Robinson film and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln work. They are sort of cinematic versions of Norman Rockwell's art.