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Monday, January 16 2006

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Craig Brewer considers his protagonist something new, that is, the same kind of cat he's seen repeatedly in his hometown of Memphis, but not seen in movies.


Thursday, July 21 2005

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Like most any pimp and smalltime dealer (at least those in the movies), DJay thinks he's got it down.


Monday, October 13 2003

All of Us / Eve

These days, hip-hop and tv seem rather like they were made for each other, what with their many interconnections in near every commercial for fast food, soda, and sporting gear, not to mention any number of tv shows, from dramas to sitcoms, that use hiphop to signify everything from sophistication to club culture, comedy to coolness.


Monday, April 7 2003

Paid in Full (2002)

It's not a standard issue dealer movie, featuring strong performances, a shrewd narrative structure, and subtle, smart resistance to stereotypes.


Thursday, October 24 2002

Paid in Full (2002)

As familiar as this story sounds (and is), Ace is hardly your usual somebody.


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