Articles tagged larenz tate

26 Dec 2008 // 4:43 AM

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood’s Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino,”

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26 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Waist Deep (2006)

"Save our streets! Save our streets!" So pronounce the earnest demonstrators who appear at the start of Waist Deep, their placards raised high, their faces showing frustration.

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24 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Love Monkey

A hip, sophisticated look at the music business and the love lives of four 30-something New York guys is not what you expect from CBS.

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6 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Crash (2004)

The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.

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29 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Ray (2004)

Repeatedly, Ray collapses lore and desire into metaphorical, emotional, and narrative economy, occasioned by a groundbreaking song.

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3 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

A Man Apart (2002)

It's sad that the wife is dead, of course. More painful is the death scene per se, as Vin Diesel has to play something approximating tragedy.

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31 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Biker Boyz (2003)

Amid all the conventional movie dazzle, Biker Boyz's most important idea is the bike.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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