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‘The Harder They Fall,’ ‘King Richard’ Top AAFCA Awards

Netflix’s The Harder They Fall and Warner Bros. King Richard each won a leading four awards from the African American Film Critics Association, it was announced Monday. Jeymes Samuel’s…

“All of Us Have Cruelty, Perversity, Strangeness and Darkness”: THR’s Writer Roundtable

“Is there a world in which …?” As The Harder They Fall co-writer (and director) Jeymes Samuel recounted how Idris Elba — his friend and one of the stars of his all-Black Western — prefaced…

Making of ‘The Harder They Fall’: How Jay-Z, Regina King and Idris Elba Helped the Ground-Breaking Western Reach the Big Screen

Pitching his would-be Western for the better part of the 2010s, Jeymes Samuel had been in a lot of tough rooms. One of the most nerve-wracking was in customs and immigration at LAX. At the time…

‘The Harder They Fall’ Director Jeymes Samuel on Writing the Score Alongside the Script: “Words Have Melodies”

Previously best known as singer-songwriter and music producer The Bullitts, Jeymes Samuel burst into the film world this year with dramatic, gun-slinging fashion thanks to his feature…

‘The Harder They Fall’ Director Explains How the Music Serves as a “Celebration” of Black People

The music behind Netflix’s revisionist Western film The Harder They Fall, co-produced by Jay-Z, is getting a special spotlight during Thursday’s (Dec. 2) Netflix Playlist showcase. Jeymes…

‘The Harder They Fall’ Costume Designer Antoinette Messam Talks Western Influences, Costuming During COVID

Costume designer Antoinette Messam doesn’t just dress A-list stars in Hollywood movies. Prior to costuming director Jeymes Samuel’s revisionist Western The Harder They Fall, Messam worked as…

Gotham Awards: Cast of ‘The Harder They Fall’ to Receive Ensemble Tribute (Exclusive)

The star-studded cast of Jeymes Samuel‘s The Harder They FallJonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, Deon Cole, Regina King and I…

Inside the Star-Studded L.A. Premiere for ‘The Harder They Fall’: “An Amendment to This Rule of What a Western Is”

The Harder They Fall, Netflix’s big-budget Black Western, premiered in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, bringing out an elite group of stars to celebrate the groundbreaking film. Beyoncé…

Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors in ‘The Harder They Fall’: Film Review | BFI London 2021

Writer-director-producer-composer Jeymes Samuel, aka The Bullitts, also assembles LaKeith Stanfield, Regina King, Zazie Beetz and Delroy Lindo for a Western saturated in style.