REEL ROUNDUP with Carla Renata
As the latest in the James Bond series hits theaters this week, the conversation about who will be the next James Bond is still on everyone’s lips. With rumors swirling about British heart-throb Idris Elba becoming the first African America to take on this iconic role, the African-American Film Critics Association (which I am a proud member) honored the “Black Women of Bond” this week at the California African-American Museum. All the women were present except Grace Jones.
From Left to right: Trina Parks, Naomie Harris, Halle Berry and Gloria Hendry
THE PEANUTS MOVIE
Who doesn’t love Charlie Brown? Well, for the first time he and the rest of the gang are coming to the big screen. In this installment, Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
MISS YOU ALREADY
The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide. Jordan’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Feature at the Academy Awards, marks the feature debut of director Naji Abu Nowar, who was mentored by the Royal Film Commission Jordan and the Sundance Institute.
WHAT OUR FATHERS DID: A NAZI STORY
A human-rights lawyer conducts conversations with two men whose fathers were indicted as war criminals for their roles in WWII – Nazi Governors and consultants to Adolf Hitler himself.