Movies

The Impossible Perfection (and Utterly Problematic Nature) of Shaft

Last week, MEL contributing writer Zaron Burnett III convened what he described as “a multigenerational roundtable of black men” to discuss the legacy of Shaft,…

‘Men in Black: International’ and the Zombie Franchises That Won’t Die

It used to be, movies were star-driven. If you liked John Wayne or Steve McQueen, you’d check out whatever film they were in. But with…

Actually, Air Bud Sucks at Basketball

Josh Framm gets the ball in transition and pushes it down the floor while a defender guards him tightly. He makes it past half court…

Is Shaft Still the Icon of Blackness He Used to Be?: A Roundtable

Shaft’s back, y’all! The man with the greatest theme song in the history of movies returns to the big screen today. This latest installment follows…