Articles tagged mario van peebles

24 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

The Hammer remains confused and conflicted, almost apologetic for who he is.

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15 Sep 2004 // 12:00 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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Ali: The Director’s Cut (2001)

The bravest thing Ali does is to gesture toward, wonder at, and celebrate Muhammad Ali, and then let go of him.

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28 May 2004 // 12:00 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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44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout

On the morning of 28 February 1997, the LAPD had no idea what they were in for.

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24 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Ali (2001)

Ali embodies a kind of car-wreck charisma -- arrogant and self-conscious, beautiful and fierce, even on twenty-year-old tape, he can take your breath away. This ability to mesmerize makes Ali who he is, or more accurately, who everyone wants him to be. He's a cipher and a screen onto which viewers might project themselves.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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