Namwene Mukabwa-Movie and TV Features Writer

Namwene Mukabwa

Movie and TV Features Writer

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About Namwene Mukabwa

Namwene Mukabwa is a Kenyan writer, TV producer, budding filmmaker, and adjunct professor who got hooked on screens at 9 when his dad bought the family's first TV. He enjoys soccer and sampling music.

Latest Articles

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The First Major Studio Western To Cast a Black Actor in the Lead Role

John Ford and Woody Strode would collaborate on three other films.

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This Howard Hughes Western Faced Censorship Over Its Lead Actress’ Bra

The controversial filmmaker defied censors for the big-budget Western.

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Studio Executives Nearly Dropped This Oscar-Winning Western Musical

The studio behind this film was heavily invested in another musical and deemed the movie too costly.

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'Money Heist's "Bella Ciao" Song Has a Deeper Meaning

If I die in the resistance, goodbye beautiful.

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This 'Money Heist' Character Needs To Appear in 'Berlin'

The crucial character can tame Berlin's erratic tendencies and give the robbers a chance at a successful heist.

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The Only Western With John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, & the Rest of Hollywood

The box office hit had an A-list cast and was directed by three of the best filmmakers of their generation.

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Is Netflix’s ‘Nowhere’ Based on a True Story?

"I love you more than yesterday. But less than tomorrow."

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Everything to Know About the Short-Lived ‘Suits’ Spin-off ‘Pearson’

What is the series about and where can you watch it?

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Errol Flynn’s First Western Gave Us the Genre’s Best Saloon Fight

The film's saloon fight was a mammoth brawl, one of the largest ever filmed, and still, one of the best barroom brawls ever captured on screen.

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Is 'Kandahar' Based on a True Story?

The film is loosely based on the experiences of a former military intelligence officer-turned-screenwriter.

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The Dennis Hopper Western Movie That Set a Guinness World Record

The film's making was marred by scandal and its failure sent Dennis Hopper into Hollywood exile, but not before setting a Guinness World Record.

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What Is the True Story Behind ‘Harriet’?

Cynthia Erivo portrays an iconic abolitionist who escaped slavery and risked her life going back to rescue other slaves.

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The Western That Broke Up Jimmy Stewart and Anthony Mann’s Working Relationship

Disagreements over the Western sparked a rift between the two, leading to the bitter end of their collaboration.

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What Is the True Story 'Radical' Is Based On?

The ultimate crowd-pleaser is based on a true story that inspires you to be bold to do some good for the world.

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How a Cat Inspired the ‘Pulp Fiction' Dance Scene

''Ev'rybody wants to be a cat.''

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What ‘Black Hawk Down’ Gets Wrong About the True Story It's Based On

''Based on true events'' can be misleading.

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The True Story Behind Charlize Theron's Crime Drama ‘Monster’

As with most biographical dramas, there's a lot more to Aileen Wuornos' story than is shown in 'Monster.'

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The Western That Couldn’t Make It Past Censors or Religious Review Boards

The censors objected to the film's raunchiness.

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Is 'Wind River' Based on a True Story?

Taylor Sheridan's debut directorial feature 'Wind River' tells the story of an Indigenous American murder mirroring real-life experiences.

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