Craigh Barboza

Adjunct Faculty

Craig​h​ Barboza has written about film, race and culture for The Hollywood Reporter, GQ, ​Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, The Washington Post, IndieWire and MTV. His book “John Singleton: Interviews,” ​a ​study of the ​Oscar-nominated director’s work​, is part of the acclaimed series Conversations with Filmmakers (University Press of Mississippi).

Over the past two decades, Barboza has covered the Academy Awards and superhero movies, art-house directors and Hollywood icons, home video, film history, comedians and critics. He began his career as a movie columnist at Rap Sheet and was later a contributor at Vibe and Premiere, one of the first entertainment publications to cover the inner workings of the movie industry. From there, he went on to serve as a senior editor at the national Sunday newspaper magazine USA Weekend, which had a circulation of 23 million. Between 2000 and 2010, he was responsible for more than 50 cover stories, many of them profiling the biggest names in Hollywood, including Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Todd Phillips, Halle Berry, Leonardo DiCaprio and Scarlett Johansson. He also edited a DVD column, which was later expanded into a standalone website that gave readers a taste of his boundless curiosity about all aspects of moviemaking.

A graduate of NYU’s film school, ​Barboza also directed the award-winning 2017 family documentary, “It’s the Fuller Brush Man.” He​ has more than 7,000 DVD titles in his personal movie library and lives in West Harlem, where his fourth floor walk-up is a source of chronic irritation for his guests, himself, his wife and kids and their 2-year-old terrier mix, Chewbacca.


Published Works

The Hollywood Reporter Oscar Quiz: Do You Know Your Nominees? February 23rd, 2018 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty The Hollywood Reporter Spike Lee Talks ‘Black Klansman’ Movie and Why He Regrets the Rape Scene in ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Film November 20th, 2017 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty Newsweek Marvel v. DC Comics: The 50-Year Battle Between the Creators of Superman and Spider-Man October 10th, 2017 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty The Hollywood Reporter Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know the 2017 Oscar Nominees? February 19th, 2017 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty The Hollywood Reporter Oscars: ‘Silence’ Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto on His Partnership With Martin Scorsese February 17th, 2017 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty NewYork.com Actress Spotlight: Rachel Brosnahan of Woody Allen’s ‘Crisis in Six Scenes’ September 30th, 2016 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty Washington Post ‘Boyz n the Hood’ at 25: A look back at 1991’s black film renaissance July 2nd, 2016 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty NewYork.com Brooklyn Grange Farmer Matt Jefferson Works the Land, 12 Stories Up June 7th, 2016 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty NewYork.com Writer and Director Douglas McGrath: The Great Collaborator March 2nd, 2016 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty Fader Chi-Raq’s Teyonah Parris Wants Her Art To Save Lives December 4th, 2015 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty Brick Underground How I found my $386K HDFC apartment after a three-year search October 22nd, 2015 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty NewYork.com Close-up with Pioneering Rock Music Photographer Bob Gruen September 18th, 2015 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty NewYork.com Julie Taymor Takes You into Her Dream World July 27th, 2015 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty NewYork.com The Art of Talking Back to the Screen with Movie Critic Wesley Morris November 7th, 2014 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty GQ “Ain’t Nothing Shine Brighter Than That Bad Boy” The Inside Story of Hip-Hop’s Most Notorious Label September 1st, 2014 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty NewYork.com Go Behind the NYFF Scenes with Kent Jones, Its Passionate Chief September 27th, 2013 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty Ebony Spike Lee Scores Kickstarter Goal August 22nd, 2013 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty NewYork.com Claire Distenfeld: From Art Degree to Upscale Boutique Owner August 12th, 2013 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty Ebony Stacy Spikes’s MoviePass Tries to Remake Hollywood August 9th, 2013 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty GQ A Pickup Basketball Primer from Doin’ It in the Park’s Bobbito Garcia May 22nd, 2013 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty The Costco Connection Magazine Drive to excel May 1st, 2013 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty Uptown Magazine Film Noir: Kerry Washington December 4th, 2012 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty Indiewire Q&A: ‘Django Unchained’ December 3rd, 2012 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty Ebony Dr. J: Still Ballin’ January 15th, 2012 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty Uptown Magazine Being John Singleton September 16th, 2011 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty USA Weekend Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘I keep things light in my life.’ February 4th, 2010 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty USA Weekend Dynamite Mike October 19th, 2009 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty USA Weekend “Imagination is infinite” June 19th, 2005 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty USA Weekend Friend Or foe? January 28th, 2001 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty USA Weekend Ace of clubs November 5th, 2000 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty The New York Times A Growing Number of Black Stars Are Shining in Hollywood October 20th, 1996 Craigh Barboza Adjunct Faculty
 

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