Ruby Dee died peacefully in her sleep at 91 years old. Thanks to Natasha for the news. Dee was nominated for American Gangster, though not Do the Right Thing, a major oversight.
June 12, 2014
The movies this year are already looking like a brilliant array of creative risks. Birdman!
Home actually has — brace yourselves — a black female in the lead. This is a beautifully risky endeavor for a genre that devotes itself almost entirely (give or take an hispanic tie-in here or there) to white folk. Rihanna voices the lead, Jim Parsons plays the sidekick. Hat tip to First Showing.