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Thursday, April 23 2009


More fan companion piece than galvanizing cinema, this stands at a distance too respectful to get under anyone's skin.

Tuesday, April 21 2009

Why Biopics Just Don’t Work

Sunday, February 15 2009

Biggie Gives Us One More Chance

Biggie Smalls' mythology hasn't afforded him a dreamy endgame à la Tupac or Elvis. Nobody imagines Biggie pulling the ultimate Machiavellian coup by making the world believe he's dead while he's secretly chillin' in Jamaica.

Tuesday, February 10 2009

‘Miracle at St. Anna,’ ‘Frozen River’ two of 2008’s best

Friday, January 16 2009

Q&A with ‘Notorious’ star Jamal Woolard


Notorious looks back on the day when hip-hop was coming into its seeming own, when telling stories was a way to make order from chaos, as well as money and, as Biggie saw it, mo problems.

Thursday, October 16 2008

Why, Spike, Why?

For all of Spike Lee's status as the eternal Young Turk, he's also a moviemaker who came of age just a few years after the brat pack of Spielberg, Scorsese, de Palma, et al.

Friday, September 26 2008

Miracle at St. Anna

Spike Lee's answer to the many WWII movies that have left out the experiences of black soldiers, Miracle at St. Anna is ambitious and ardent.

Thursday, September 25 2008

‘Miracle’ Is Engrossing if Uneven

Monday, September 8 2008

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.

Definitely, Maybe (2008) (Short Ends and Leader) [29.Jun.08]
Definitely, Maybe (Reviews) [14.Feb.08]
Lions for Lambs (Reviews) [9.Nov.07]
Catch a Fire (2006) (Reviews) [27.Oct.06]
Glory Road (2006) (Reviews) [5.Jun.06]
Glory Road (2006) (Reviews) [13.Jan.06]
Friday Night Lights (2004) (Reviews) [8.Oct.04]
Spartan (2004) (Reviews) [11.Mar.04]
Pieces of April (2003) (Reviews) [23.Oct.03]
Antwone Fisher (2002) (Reviews) [28.May.03]
Biker Boyz (2003) (Reviews) [31.Jan.03]
Antwone Fisher (2002) (Reviews) [19.Dec.02]
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