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Nicolas Roeg, 1928-2018

The English filmmaker delivered a trio of classics with the Australian outback drama Walkabout, David Bowie's turn as an alien in The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the dread-inducing psychological thriller Don't Look Now.

Nicolas Roeg, 1928-2018

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Staff Pick of the Day

Hollywood Shuffle

Directed by Robert Townsend

Media Satire, Showbiz Comedy - Rated R - 78 Minutes - 1987

This satirical look at the ambivalent relationship between Hollywood power brokers and African-American performers marked the writing, producing, and directing debut of Robert Townsend. He also stars as Bobby Taylor, a struggling actor looking for his big break. He's subjected to insulting cattle calls where white casting agents pass judgment on whether he seems "black enough," and he is forced to choose between accepting work that opens doors, but ultimately demeans him, or returning to obscurity with his principles intact. (Available on Tubi TV and Prime Video)

- Brian J. Dillard