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Wednesday, December 26 2007

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters is history by way of Oprah: righteously angry and uplifting, willing to pull a punch when it makes the broader point.


Tuesday, August 7 2007

Sweet Land

This film has such an innate sweetness that it will sweep viewers along in the romance, the nostalgia, and the beautiful sense of what it is like to overcome adversity to truly create and become part of a supportive community.


Monday, June 11 2007

Big

Over the course of eight months, four body switch movies were released in the late '80s. Only one Big remains standing.


Thursday, May 5 2005

Beaches: Special Edition (1988)

Beaches is the Goliath of those epic '80s melodramas, squashing patience and dignity and tact.


Thursday, June 24 2004

White Chicks (2004)

Marcus and Kevin's observations also make them think again about their own behaviors, more respectful of black women.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Cutter’s Way (1981/2001)

Passer expertly laces this compelling character study with all the intrigue and narrative complications familiar from classic 'film noir' of the 1940s and '50s.


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