Noel Ransome

Staff Writer

After an 8 year stint at a music publication, Noel joined VICE in early 2017 when the film school thing stopped working after a week of Citizen Kane talk. When he's not destroying that thing you love with words, like Citizen Kane, he's interviewing a celeb, egging on a racist, or dissecting something within popular culture, like that overstated Citizen Kane

Film

Chiwetel Ejiofor Is Bringing Real African Stories to Netflix

After making his directorial debut, Ejiofor believes that all stories have Oscar relevance.
Noel Ransome
3.7.19
Film

‘Captain Marvel’ Will Be a Success Because of Brie Larson

The actress has gone on the offensive against sexism in Hollywood—and the trolls—and the movie is better off for it.
Noel Ransome
3.6.19
Film

French Director Gaspar Noé on America’s Fear of the Penis

“The fear of the penis in the United States still shocks me,” he said. “In many ways, the Western world is turning Victorian.”
Noel Ransome
2.28.19
Oscars

Why People of Color Winning at the Oscars Matters

Let’s not deny the importance of the Academy Awards, even if they continue to do a disservice to us.
Noel Ransome
2.25.19
Film

What to Watch on Valentine's Day, According to What You Think of Valentine's Day

Because this day is different for everyone, so why make it worse on yourself?
Noel Ransome
2.14.19
entertainment

Tracy Clayton Is Very Excited About Returning to Podcasting, This Time for Netflix

We sat with the former host of BuzzFeed's ‘Another Round’ about her new ‘Strong Black Lead’ podcast.
Noel Ransome
2.11.19
mental health

This Mental Health Podcaster Told Me How to Deal with the Death of My Friend

I spoke to comedian Mike Brown about what it means to be a black man in search of therapy.
Noel Ransome
2.11.19
View My Own

Liam Neeson Had the Sort of 'Impulse' That Literally Kills Black People

Power walking will never kill this brand of racism because it's innate.
Noel Ransome
2.5.19
crime

Meet the Journalist Who Interviewed Ted Bundy for Months

“I wanted him to reveal himself for what he was. He was a piece of shit.”
Noel Ransome
2.4.19
Film

We Asked M. Night Shyamalan Fans to Defend Him

“M.Night’s my dealer who occasionally feeds me baking soda instead of the good stuff.”
Noel Ransome
1.23.19
tv

William Jackson Harper Never Thought He'd Get to Play Chidi in ‘The Good Place’

Harper says Hollywood still doesn’t cast dark-skinned actors like himself in leading romantic roles.
Noel Ransome
1.17.19
tv

It’s OK to Call ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Pretentious

The new HBO season is trying hard to hang onto former glory at the risk of sacrificing substance.
Noel Ransome
1.14.19
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