Articles tagged alfre woodard

8 May 2009 // 2:18 AM

Alfre Woodard felt she must tell tale of injustice

“Americans, we’re getting better,” says Alfre Woodard, sounding, well, presidential. “But it’s hard.” The actress, on the phone from Santa Monica, Calif., is

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17 Apr 2009 // 6:00 AM

American Violet

Based on the infamous Panhandle Regional Narcotics Task Force case in Tulia, Texas, American Violet makes clear the corruption and racism that pervades the official structures of its fictional town.

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My Own Worst Enemy: Series Premiere

At first you might think My Own Worst Enemy will explore the dueling natures in every man's heart. But the conflict plays more like sibling rivalry.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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7 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Take the Lead (2006)

There's something disturbing about the recent proliferation of films with this 'save the inner city kids' motif.

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2 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

Something New (2006)

As the film is focused on Kenya's dilemmas, Brian is something of a cipher, the primary force for her transformation without a life beyond her vision.

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1 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Beauty Shop (2005)

Good news: Queen Latifah is free of wet noodle Jimmy Fallon.

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31 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Blue Chips (1994)

With the occasional exception of Shaquille O'Neal, the players here act like athletes, which is to say, badly.

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23 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Forgotten (2004)

In The Forgotten, the ethical terms are laid out: it's good to remember, fervently, and it's weak and bad to forget.

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23 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Radio (2003)

The white father-black son relationship is initiated by the white man's need for redemption.

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9 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Core (2003)

While the film probably can't be recuperated, Jon Amiel's commentary on the DVD works some wonders of its own.

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28 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Core (2003)

Settles quickly into the most mundane of plot and character developments.

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Holiday Heart (2000): Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard, Mykelti Williamson, Jessika Quynn Reynolds

Unlike most mainstream male stars who put on dresses, Ving Rhames takes Holiday seriously, and asks you to do the same.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Desperate Housewives

Then something fantastic happened. About two-thirds of the way through Season Two, some dead weight moved out of Wisteria Lane, and in their place came some exciting new plotlines.

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What’s Cooking? (2000)

What’s Cooking? opens with a photograph of a white, All-American-looking family gathered around a Thanksgiving turkey. As the camera zooms out, we discover the

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Love & Basketball (2000)

If there is a more perfect expression of life's pains and elations than Al Green's 'Love and Happiness,' I don't know it.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

K-PAX (2001)

K-PAX trots out all the old cliches about humanity's barbarism, intolerance, and generalicky-ness. Yeah, we know, we're all a bunch of spoiled brats.

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Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)

Gordon Parks' hollering is, of course, far from the usual. Elegant and intelligent, poignant and political, Parks' art encompasses a remarkable range of subjects and forms.

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