Lady and the Tramp (2019)

Lady and the Tramp (2019)

Director: Charlie Bean Writer(s): Andrew Bujalski Starring: Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Kiersey Clemons, Janelle Monáe, Thomas Mann, Yvette Nicole Brown, Benedict Wong, Ashley Jensen, Matt Mercurio, Michael Tourek, Arturo Castro, Adrian Martinez, Robert Walker...
Creed II (2018)

Creed II (2018)

Director: Steven Caple Jr. Writer(s): Cheo Hodari Coker (screenplay), Ryan Coogler (characters) Sylvester Stallone (characters and screenplay) Starring: Tessa Thompson, Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Wood Harris, Florian Munteanu, Phylicia...
Passing (2019)

Passing (2019)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Rebecca Hall Starring: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga Synopsis: Passing follows the unexpected reunion of two high school friends, Clare Kendry (Negga) and Irene Redfield (Thompson), whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that...
Men in Black (2019)

Men in Black (2019)

Director: F. Gary Gray Writer(s): Lowell Cunningham (characters), Matt Holloway,  Art Marcum Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson Synopsis: Re-launching of Men in Black franchise. Release Date: May 17, 2019 | Length: Unknown |...
Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Director: Boots Riley Writer(s): Boots Riley Starring: Armie Hammer, Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, David Cross, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler, Marcella Bragio, Kate Berlant, Tom Woodruff Jr., Teresa...
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

 Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Writer(s): Jack Kirby, Christopher Markus Starring: Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Tessa Thompson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson, Benicio Del Toro, Linda Cardellini, Tom Hiddleston,...
Little Woods (2018)

Little Woods (2018)

Director: Nia DaCosta Writer(s): Nia DaCosta Starring: Tessa Thompson, Lily James, James Badge Dale, Lance Reddick, Luke Kirby, Elizabeth Maxwell, Luci Christian, Morgana Shaw, Joe Stevens, Jeremy St. James, Gary Teague, Alexis West, Jason Newman, Lawrence Varnado,...
Furlough (2018)

Furlough (2018)

Director: Laurie Collyer Writer(s): Barry Strugatz Starring: Melissa Leo, Tessa Thompson, Edgar Ramírez, Erik Griffin, Drena De Niro, La La Anthony, Damien Lemon, Suzanne Shepherd, Michael Chernus, Dolly Wells, Anna Paquin, Whoopi Goldberg, Lorenzo Beronilla, Jerry...
2018 Tribeca Film Festival

2018 Tribeca Film Festival

by Trey Mangum | Shadow and Act The Tribeca Film Festival announced its 2018 lineup Wednesday. This year’s festival takes place April 18 – 29. It has a record 44 films directed by women – 46% of the 96 titles – the highest percentage in the Festival’s history....
Annihilation (2018)

Annihilation (2018)

 Director: Alex Garland Writer(s): Alex Garland, Jeff VanderMeer Starring: Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Sonoya Mizuno, Benedict Wong, Tuva Novotny, Cosmo Jarvis, Honey Holmes, David Gyasi, Edward Mannering,...
Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Trey Mangum | Shadow and Act Sundance Institute announced the feature films that will be screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, Salt Lake City at at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28. For the 2018 Festival, 110 feature-length films...
The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

 Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees were announced earlier today, and, as we expected, Jordan Peele’s Get Out is well represented, with nominations in 5 different categories, including Best Feature, Best Director,...
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Director: Taika Waititi Writer(s): Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Taika Waititi, Rachel House, Clancy...
Jay-Z: Moonlight (2017)

Jay-Z: Moonlight (2017)

Director: Alan Yang Writer(s): N/A Starring: Lil’ Rel Howery, Lakeith Stanfield, Jerrod Carmichael, Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Tessa Thompson, Hannibal Buress Synopsis: For Jay-Z’s latest, Master of None co-creator Alan Yang recreated an episode of Friends on a...
War on Everyone (2016)

War on Everyone (2016)

Director: John Michael McDonagh Writer(s): John Michael McDonagh Starring: Theo James, Tessa Thompson, Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, Malcolm Barrett, Jacob Browne, Esodie Geiger Unknown: Corinne Fox (party girl) Synopsis: Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to...
Filmmaking Diaries: On Colorism and Casting Black Girls

Filmmaking Diaries: On Colorism and Casting Black Girls

Shadow & Act | Nijla Mumin I never considered myself light skin, though many would say my complexion falls within that spectrum. I never fit the “light skin, long hair” image because, while my hair was pretty long, it was also thick, and well, nappy. Recently I...
Tessa Thompson Will Bring Valkyrie to Life on the Big Screen

Tessa Thompson Will Bring Valkyrie to Life on the Big Screen

Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” has beefed up its cast with an impressive group of actors including Cate Blanchett (playing the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela), Jeff Goldblum (as the eccentric Grandmaster), Karl Urban as...
Creed (2015)

Creed (2015)

Director: Ryan Coogler Writer(s): Ryan Coogler , Sylvester Stallone (characters), Aaron Covington Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Andre Ward, Tony Bellew, Ritchie Coster, Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran, Graham McTavish, Malik...
First Official Image from Creed

First Official Image from Creed

Sandy Schaefer | Screenrant.com The upcoming Creed is a spinoff/sequel to the Rocky movie franchise, with Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as Rocky Balboa. Sly has shared the first official screenshot from Creed (via his social media channels), showing the...
Selma (2014)

Selma (2014)

Director: Ava DuVernay Writer(s): Paul Webb Starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Jim France, Trinity Simone, Mikeria Howard, Jordan Rice, Ebony Billups, Nadej k Bailey, Elijah Oliver, Oprah Winfrey, Clay Chappell, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, Haviland Stillwell,...
Dear White People (2014)

Dear White People (2014)

Director: Justin Simien Writer: Justin Simien (screenplay) Actors: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Dennis Haysbert, Marque Richardson, Malcolm Barrett, Keith Myers, Naomi Ko, Kate Gaulke Synopsis: A satire that...
Murder on the 13th Floor (2012)

Murder on the 13th Floor (2012)

 Director: Hanelle M. Culpepper Writer(s): Steven Palmer Peterson Starring: Tessa Thompson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jordan Ladd, Brennan Elliott, Bruno Amato, Terrell Ransom Jr., T. Lynn Eanes, Eric Michael Roy, James Sutorius, Hart Turner, Butch Klein, Jason Stewart,...