Posts by Afua Danso

Bottom 5 Worst & Top 5 Best Eddie Murphy Films Ever

Few people have been in as many good movies and bad movies as Eddie Murphy. It seems like most of his films are either terrific or (more recently) complete flops. Afua Danso offers her list of the best and the worst.

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‘Miss Representation’: Feminism, Fighting-Fire Chiefs, and Other F-Words

Afua Danso caught an early screening of Miss Representation, the new documentary on women in today's society. It included a Q&A with producer/director Jennifer Newsom Siebel. Check out her thoughts after the jump.

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Boomerang Effect: The Raw Rise, Delirious Demise, and Coming (Back) to America Surprise of Eddie Murphy

Once considered one of Hollywood's funniest and edgiest comic actors, Eddie Murphy's blockbuster star has dramatically faded over the past decade-plus. Now with a gig hosting the Oscars and the release of Tower Heist, Afua Danso says Murphy may be back.

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Miss Universe Pageant: A Leggy Legacy of Beauty & Bigotry

Afua Danso gives her take on the Miss Universe pageant and it’s relevance in today’s society.

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Review: ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big, Happy Family’ is Seriously Slaphappy

Afua Danso doesn't buy into the criticisms of Tyler Perry and finds his latest film, Madea's Big, Happy Family, to be a fun affair.

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10 International Womyn’s Day Films

In honor of International Womyn's Day, Afua Danso lists ten films that inspire and empower womyn.

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Top-10 Black Filmmakers

It might be a little late for Black History Month, but hey, February is the shortest month of the year. Afua Danso takes an in-depth look at the top-10 black filmmakers.

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The Oscars: Classy, Sexy, & Racy or Classist, Sexist, & Racist?

This year there are zero minorities nominated for a single major Oscar. Between Best Picture, Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Adapted Screenplay, there are 72 white nominees without any Black, Hispanic, Asian, or any other minority. Afua Danso examines questions about race and the Oscars.

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