Louis Anderson: Stand-Up Comic and Actor (Coming to America) Dies at 68

For his first big part, Eddie Murphy picked Anderson to portray Maurice, upward-striving employee at McDowell’s, in Coming to America (1988), and he returned for the 2021 sequel. 

Dersu Uzala (1975): Kurosawa’s Gloriously Shot, Oscar-Winning Epic (Japanese-Soviet Production)

Filmed in Russia, this japanese-Russian producion was directed by Akira Kurosawa and won the 1975 Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Oscar 2022: Best Actor–Predictions (As of Jan 12, 2022)

My Life as Oscar Historian. Oscar 2022: Best Actor–Predictions. Two of the five nominees should be minority actors.

Drive My Car: Japanese Film Sweeps National Society of Film Critics Awards

The National Society of Film Critics named Drive My Car as its best picture of 2021 during the 56th annual meeting, which was held virtually on Saturday.

Sidney Poitier: Most Significant Black Actor and Star in Film History Dies at 94

Sidney Poitier, Most Significant Black Actor of the Big Screen, Dies at 94