Thursday, October 14 2010
Do women rappers have to shake it in our faces in order to get us to listen? As this doc. notes some, like Salt 'N' Pepa do it with sassiness and sex appeal "...you know, if I was a book, I would sell / 'cause every curve on my body got a story to tell".
Wednesday, April 1 2009
Now that the Alan Parsons Project catalogue has been reissued, it's time for a reappraisal. Will anyone bite?
Sunday, January 18 2009
Let’s blame it on his lack of experience but Walsh presents a movie completely vacuous and uncaptivating.
Thursday, April 14 2005
Director Kassell says, 'There's Kyra Sedgwick beating the shit out of Carlos Leon. I love this scene.'"
Thursday, January 6 2005
Walter (Kevin Bacon) lives in a world perpetually gray.
Monday, November 8 2004
The Barbershop movies focus their energies on familial feelings and communal inclinations, and Cedric's wily jokes.
Friday, September 10 2004
The sports reporters are upset: if Todd's not going to fit a stereotype, what good is he?"
Monday, June 28 2004
Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer) comes to understand a new place for himself, and, no small thing, frames an acutely political history by his own story.
Thursday, February 5 2004
These first five minutes grant Eddie and the barbershop some specific background, of resistance and community.
Thursday, September 12 2002
Barbershop's multiple charms are all sweet.