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Black Narcissus Review: FX Series Stars Gemma Arterton and Diana Rigg

In retrospect, it may have been a mistake to watch the original Archers film production of “Black Narcissus” before screening the limited series “Black Narcissus,” produced for FX and BBC One. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1947 take on Rumer Godden’s novel is a cinematic landmark of its era, leaning on saturated colors, dramatic music cues and performances so pointed they threatened to draw blood. It’s dated but deliberate, tense and taut with simmering lust. This 2020 update, from writer Amanda Coe and director Charlotte Bruus Christensen, is careful to state that its primary source material is Godden’s book rather than the Archers’ film, and as such, should have more room to play with and develop the story. In practice, though, not even having three hourlong episodes versus a movie less than two hours long quite gives the series much of a personality of its own. Too much of FX’s

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Florida deputy shot two Black teens, hundreds protest: What we know

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Dash cam shows moments leading up to deputy-involved shooting

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — New evidence connected to the fatal shooting of two teenagers by a Florida sheriff’s deputy is raising question over police’s initial justification for the shooting.

The shooting deaths of Angelo Crooms, 16, and Sincere Pierce, 18, in a Cocoa neighborhood on Nov. 13, have captured national interest, provoked protests and left their families with unanswered questions. Family and community members said police offered very little information about what happened in the days following the shooting and many have questioned whether the use of deadly force was merited. 

Nationally known civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the families of the two teens, came to Brevard County Saturday along with his co-counsel Natalie Jackson, saying they would be seeking justice.

Increasing attention is now being focused on at least one bullet hole seen in the

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China Anne McClain says she was planning Black Lightning exit before cancelation



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China Anne McClain was planning on leaving Black Lightning before the CW show was canceled on Friday.

The actress, who plays Jennifer Pierce/Lightning on the superhero show, shared the news in an emotional video posted to her Instagram on Saturday. She also said she didn’t know about the cancellation beforehand and “found out with everybody else.”

“What I did know and have known along with the rest of the cast since before we even started shooting this season is that I am leaving the show and was leaving the show,” McClain added. “This was going to be my last season, regardless of if it went on or not. For different reasons, that, to be honest, I don’t want to go into. I just want y’all to trust me on it.”



a woman wearing a costume: The actress also implied she was fed up with Hollywood, saying, "All this is an illusion. This industry for what it is and everything that people look to and praise, it's not important."


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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Black Narcissus’ and ‘My Psychedelic Love Story’

Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, Nov. 23-29. Details and times are subject to change.

BLACK NARCISSUS 8 p.m. on FX. You’d be hard pressed to find a pair of films much more different from each other than Denzel Washington’s 2016 adaptation of the August Wilson play “Fences” and John Krasinski’s 2018 horror blockbuster “A Quiet Place.” But those movies share at least two common traits: Each has a plot in which a pregnancy poses an existential threat to a family, and each was shot by Charlotte Bruus Christensen, the Danish cinematographer. Christensen takes a seat in the director’s chair — and further expands her range — with her latest project, “Black Narcissus,” a mini-series adaptation of Rumer Godden’s 1939 novel. Set in 1934, the story follows a

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Philadelphia burning: A city’s forgotten outrage against a Black community

  • On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on 6621 Osage Avenue which left 11 people dead, including five children, and burned down 61 homes.
  • The building was the headquarters of MOVE, a radical West Philadelphia group whose ideology combined Black revolutionary ideals with environmental and animal rights.
  • In 1988, a grand jury cleared then-Mayor Wilson Goode and other top city officials of criminal liability for death and destruction resulting from the incident.
  • This month Philadelphia City Council voted to formally apologize for their decision to approve a bombing.
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Philadelphia City Council finally voted to apologize for their decision to approve a bombing, which left 11 people dead, including five children, in 1985, an outrage that has been all-but-forgotten.

On May 13, police dropped an explosive device on the roof of 6621 Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia after a daylong confrontation with

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Fatal Shooting of 2 Black Teenagers by Florida Deputy Is Under Investigation

MIAMI — The authorities are investigating the fatal shooting by a Florida sheriff’s deputy of two Black teenagers who were in a moving car during an encounter with law enforcement.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the Nov. 13 shooting of the teenagers, Angelo Crooms, 16, and Sincere Pierce, 18, both of Cocoa, Fla., Jessica Cary, a department spokeswoman, said on Friday. She declined to discuss details, citing the need to protect the integrity of the investigation.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office released a video on Nov. 17 of the encounter.

At about 10:30 a.m., two deputies, Jafet Santiago-Miranda and Carson Hendren, were following up on what they thought was a possible stolen car that had “fled from another Deputy in the Cocoa area,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County wrote in a Facebook post.

Dashcam video showed the deputies in each of their cruisers following a car

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The home theater of your dreams is cheaper than ever with Samsung’s Black Friday TV sales

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If, like us, you guiltily combine your work-from-home laptop time with the antics of your favorite reality stars on a big screen in the background, then there’s a good chance you’re watching your guilty pleasure on a Samsung TV. And if, on the other hand, you like to save screen time for special occasions — and want to make them even more special with the best picture — then, again, there’s a good chance you’re watching on your Samsung TV.

And if you don’t have a Samsung TV but watch any television at all, it’s a good bet that you

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How the media created a ‘superpredator’ myth that harmed a generation of Black youth

This article was published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for The Marshall Project’s newsletter or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

The epithet is a quarter-century old, but it still has sting: “He called them superpredators,” Donald Trump insisted in his final debate with Joe Biden. “He said that, he said it. Superpredators.”

“I never, ever said what he accused me of saying,” Biden protested. While there is no record of Biden using the phrase, much of the harsh anti-crime legislation embraced by both parties in the 1990s continues to be a hot-button issue to this day. From the moment the term was born, 25 years ago this month, “superpredator” had a game-changing potency, derived in part from the avalanche of media coverage that began almost immediately.

“It was a word that was constantly in my

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Black Detroit voters sue Trump campaign over effort to invalidate election results

The lawsuit is over the effort to overturn results of the election in Michigan.

Specifically, the suit takes issue with the campaign’s effort to overturn the results of the election in Michigan by blocking the certification of results in Wayne County, home to Detroit, and attempting to “intimidate” and “coerce” state and local officials into replacing electors.

“Central to this strategy is disenfranchising voters in predominately Black cities,” the suit alleges. “Repeating false claims of voter fraud, which have been thoroughly debunked, Defendants are pressuring state and local officials in

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‘Black Panther 2’ Has A Film Date And New Details On Casting

Black Panther is still a movie franchise without its lead star, as the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman late this summer has left the Marvel Cinematic Universe stunned. But it seems that Marvel is getting closer to finding a path forward, and at the very least they will have to find one by next summer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming for the Black Panther sequel will start next July, and the direction of the script in a Boseman-less MCU is starting to come into focus.

Multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Marvel is now readying Black Panther 2 for a shoot that will start in Atlanta in July and last for upwards of six months.

Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, who was one of the stars of Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico, is in talks to play one of the antagonists, sources tell THR. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and

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