Friday, December 9, 2016

Mira Nair

Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016

The filmmaker Mira Nair was familiar with the regal grace of Lupita Nyong'o long before most.

The Indian-born, New York-based Nair has been close friends with Nyong'o's family for years. One of Nyong'o's first jobs in the movies was interning in New York for Nair's production company. She...

Monday, Sep. 19, 2016

The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set "Queen of Katwe" apart from other underdog chess movies.

While Hollywood has long celebrated chess as a great equalizer across race and class - an ideal element for an underdog tale - it rarely turns its lens on modern...