Tag Archive: Groundbreaking


Jamie Foxx’s slave-turned-bounty hunter Django in this year’s “Django Unchained” may be the fastest gun in the South, but he is definitely not the only black cowboy worth his salt. From as far back as the 1930s through the exploitation pictures of the ’70s and into the present day, African Americans have been breaking the white cowboy

This month, Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” turns 35 years old (released on November 16, 1977). That’s pretty incredible for a film that could almost pass as new if released today. Its freshness after all these decades is a testament to its stunning cinematography and groundbreaking effects. Also pioneering at the time was the