Dedicated to the great Muhammad Ali.
Note: this list is still in the making. Normally I wait until as list has reached a certain completion, but given the sudden passing of Muhammad Ali I decided to make it public today.
Sometimes you need to get angry to get something started.
Several revered Black filmmakers were asked to come up with a list of important films made by Black directors. Out of an undoubtedly great list, a selection of 50 was made. Clickbait rules and Google AdSense were consulted. Titles were scrapped and replaced by predictable Hollywood hogwash. It became insipid and inessential.
The message however still stands: many films by Black (and Asian, and Latino, and…) filmmakers —in Hollywood…