Read This: Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay talk Black Lives Matter

Preferring to speak of “inclusion,” filmmaker Ava DuVernay cringes at the buzzword “diversity,” even though it’s a term that her friend and frequent producer, Oprah Winfrey, has used in the past when talking about the changing role of African-Americans within the entertainment industry. But has that controversial word…

Interviews with Oscar voters reveal they are kind of awful, vaguely racist

While we at The A.V. Club can only discuss the Oscar race, make predictions, and complain about snubs, The Hollywood Reporter is running a new series of “brutally honest” interviews with the people who actually pick the Oscar winners. So far two interviews have been released, and under the protection of anonymity…

Selma’s Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo are making a Hurricane Katrina movie

Selma director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo enjoy each other’s company so much they’ve decided to make another movie together, Variety reports. The duo will reteam for an as-yet-untitled project described as a “love story and murder mystery during the time of Hurricane Katrina.” (This will actually be DuVernay…

Weekend Box Office: Maybe if Michael Mann had called it American Hacker…

Look, everyone pretty much knew that American Sniper was going to be a hit. It did spectacular business in limited release a month ago, and expanded into wide release around the same time as last year’s military-themed hit, Lone Survivor. It has a great trailer. It has Bradley Cooper brandishing a big rifle. It’s…

Selma’s snubs speak volumes about Hollywood and the Oscars

Looks like it wasn’t the screeners. Conventional wisdom as to why Selma was shut out of the SAG, PGA, DGA, and BAFTA awards held that Paramount failed to send advanced screeners to guild members before voting began. Coupled with a late December release, pundits argued Selma just didn’t have time to build much buzz…

Selma’s David Oyelowo on the challenges of playing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

David Oyelowo doesn’t simply play Dr. Martin Luther King in Ava DuVernay’s arresting and bold biopic Selma. He becomes King. Turning the myth into man a scene at a time, Oyelowo delivers one of the most evocative and powerful performances of the year, likely to garner some warranted Oscar attention come January.