Monday, May 17 2010
Underrated in the annals of hip-hop cinema, Rusty Cundieff's Fear of a Black Hat is biting and unflinching, and forces hip-hop fans to stare soberly at the culture's flaws and to revisit their own reasons for loving the music.
Wednesday, November 28 2007
Vibrant, exuberant, colorful and irresistibly alive, Talk to Me is a celebration of a lifestyle as much as a life -- the thumping funk, soul and R&B of the late '60s, early '70s.
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Like most big-time movie directors, Kasi Lemmons had a studio driver to take her to and from the set of her new film, Talk to Me. "He said he'd driven 130 directors," Lemmons recalled. "And I was the first woman director he'd driven."
Friday, July 27 2007
Friday, July 13 2007
“You do what you are able to do,” says Cheadle. “That’s my responsibility as a human. But as an actor, you know, I don’t always want to represent all that is good and noble. Sometimes you just want to, you know, get down a little bit.”
Part biopic, part portrait of an era, Talk to Me presents an ongoing dilemma -- what does it mean to be "black enough" and how does "talk" shape the question and answers?
Monday, August 23 2004
Kasi Lemmons says, 'The Candyman is born of extreme racism against him.'"
Sunday, January 1 1995
Despite and sometimes because of its unevenness, the film conveys the delusions of daily existence with fierce poetry.