Articles tagged charles s. dutton

17 Apr 2009 // 5:00 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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17 Apr 2009 // 4:51 AM

Charles S. Dutton must have the most unique resume in show business. A felon who was jailed for manslaughter and then possession of a deadly

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15 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

The Express (2008)

Sports films can no longer function as mere history or information. Thanks to the mandates of the genre, physicality must match ideology like poorly drafted

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10 Oct 2008 // 1:22 AM

The Express

Again and again, Ernie (Rob Brown) faces down racist thug defenders, his singular prowess signaled by the film's slow motion and big music.

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Cliches Clog ‘Express’ Story of Success

Sports films can no longer function as mere history or information. Thanks to the mandates of the mainstream, which sees allegories in all manner of

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Indie icon John Sayles doesn’t hesitate to go mainstream if it helps his pet causes

An acclaimed and prolific independent film director (“Matewan,” “Lone Star”), novelist (“Los Gusanos,” “Union Dues”), and script doctor (“Apollo 13”), John Sayles has his name on

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7 Feb 2008 // 3:05 AM

‘Honeydripper’ a blues project for John Sayles

John Sayles’ latest film, “Honeydripper” - his 16th, if you’re keeping track - is set in 1950 Alabama, in a little town emblematic of the

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1 Feb 2008 // 3:43 AM

Honeydripper

John Sayles' Honeydripper is less a conventional film than a bluesy collaboration -- slow-moving and contemplative, wily and laced through with cultural nuances.

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3 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Secret Window (2004)

'Johnny's look,' says director David Koepp, 'mostly came from Johnny'.

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12 Jul 2004 // 12:00 AM

Against the Ropes (2004)

'It seemed like a microcosm of life,' says Jackie Kallen of boxing.

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11 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Secret Window (2004)

The foremost asset of this Stephen King adaptation is the wondrous Johnny Depp.

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12 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Against the Ropes (2004)

Reasonably angry, distrustful, and full of himself, Luther (Omar Epps) brings all kinds of energy to the movie.

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21 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Rudy (Deluxe Edition) (1993)

The racialized ideology that informs Rudy is made more pronounced by the racial discourses of today's sports.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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