Keanu Reeves supports Rome cinema collective attacked by far right

Actors and directors, from Richard Gere to Spike Lee, condemn violence that targeted Cinema America Hollywood names including Willem Dafoe and issued a message of support on its Facebook page after four people were attacked following a showing of the First Reformed. The message reads in Italian: It is unacceptable that there is still someone that thinks they can impose their view through the use of violence We cant accept a wound of this kind, inflicted not only to the world of art and cinema but to the whole world. The letter was also signed by the directors Spike Lee, Reports in the Italian media suggest that at least one of the men accused of perpetrating the attack on 16 …

Cardi B and Nipsey Hussle top 2019 BET award winners

Beyonc, Bruno Mars and Migos among winners at black entertainment awards, where tributes were paid to Nipsey Hussle who was shot dead in March Invasion of Privacy. The awards, which celebrate the best in black American entertainment, paid tribute to the rapper John Legend and Beyonc and Migos won best group. Their fellow Atlanta rapper Michael B Jordan and Regina Kelly won the acting categories, while Stephen Curry won the sports awards. Spike Lees film Burna Boy and rising South African dance artist Dave, Headie One and Ella Mai, the British R&B singer who achieved major US success in 2018, won the public-voted Coca-Cola Viewers Choice award for her song Trip. Childish Gambinos much-discussed Scorpion. Drake and Travis Scott were …

See You Yesterday review poignant time travel caper is a Netflix win

This engaging, often ingenious, Spike Lee-produced adventure sees two teens try to stop a police shooting by going back in time In the last couple of years, weve witnessed a glut of film-makers and screenwriters responding to the increase in publicised, and often iPhone-recorded, incidents of unarmed black men being shot and killed by racist police officers. In Monsters and Men, Widows, Blindspotting and The Hate U Give, an ugly real-world epidemic provided dramatic impetus for creators and audiences have been left with a necessary and damning snapshot of the time were in. Theres more on the way, including the horror movie The Red Line, but its unlikely that well see anything quite like See You Yesterday, a smart, often …