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Friday, February 9 2007

Norbit (2007)

In the poster, he looks squished and distressed, she looks furious, as if daring you not to get the joke built into the very concept of Multiple Murphys.


Sunday, October 9 2005

The Gospel (2005)

Frank's ambition to expand the church, following the spectacular-show/mega-church model, has led him to think rather highly of himself as well.


Friday, October 29 2004

Ray (2004)

Repeatedly, Ray collapses lore and desire into metaphorical, emotional, and narrative economy, occasioned by a groundbreaking song.


Monday, July 12 2004

Never Die Alone (2004)

'I look older in person than I come across on film,' observes DMX while watching himself in Never Die Alone.


Friday, March 26 2004

Never Die Alone (2004)

King's funeral opens Never Die Alone, but his throbbing self-consciousness drives it.


Monday, May 12 2003

Lockdown (2000)

The trouble that accompanies them is not of their own making -- it's a function of being young, black, 'in the wrong place' by definition.


Thursday, February 13 2003

Lockdown (2000)

Takes its political and ethical subjects seriously.


Sunday, January 1 1995

The Brothers (2001)

Facing his boys on the basketball court, where they go to sweat, score, and hash out their 'stuff', Terry (Shemar Moore) argues -- none too convincingly -- that his settling down is a sign of his maturity. The others are unconvinced. And so they go on to talk about it. A lot.


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