Articles tagged joy bryant

15 Jun 2008 // 9:30 AM

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

There is a fine line between realism and the ridiculous. Put another way, when dealing with ethnic archetypes, it is easy to confuse truth with

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7 Feb 2008 // 11:55 PM

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

There's a not bad movie inside of Welcome Home, briefly visible in the quiet center provided by Margaret Avery, especially.

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13 Sep 2007 // 2:56 AM

The Hunting Party

The sidetracking -- the lapses into corruption, black humor, and sarcasm -- all this is to be expected when your life is on the line so incessantly.

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15 Apr 2007 // 10:59 PM

Bobby (2006)

As reporter Warren Wilson remembers, "That would have been less of an impact on me, had I been shot [as he nearly was], than Kennedy being killed, stopped, in a moment in America's history, when we needed him and his advocacy more than ever before."

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Skeleton Key (2005)

For anyone with even passing knowledge of Southern gothics, Violet (Gena Rowlands) is all red flags.

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15 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Baadasssss! (2003)

Mario Van Peebles came up understanding the power of images as a means to incite and reveal revolution.

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28 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

3-Way (2004)

Dwight Yoakam needs our support, and that's the only reason to watch 3-Way.

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28 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Baadasssss! (2004)

At once the biography of Melvin Van Peebles as a young, angry, brilliant filmmaker (played by Mario, who looks achingly like his dad in a couple of shots, with cigar, sculpted face, and black hat), and his own biography.

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4 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Honey (2003)

Honey's so good that local hoochie mama just has to challenge her.

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28 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Antwone Fisher (2002)

'I wasn't concerned with whether or not the audience liked Antwone at first.'"

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19 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

Antwone Fisher (2002)

This single-mindedness can feel limited; there's obviously more to Antwone's story than the scenes in which he appears.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Country Fried Rock: Jonny "Two Bags" Wickersham of Social Distortion

// Sound Affects

"Social Distortion launches a 25th anniversary tour this week, playing their 1990 self-titled album in its entirety -- the album that introduced me to country music.

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