Articles tagged michael ealy

‘Miracle at St. Anna,’ ‘Frozen River’ two of 2008’s best

Two of the most powerful films of 2008, movies that stay with you long after their final credits roll by, are out this week on DVD.

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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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19 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

Seven Pounds

Equally afflicted by an old-school weepies affect and new-agey self-righteousness, Seven Pounds is by turns clumsy and overbearing.

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18 Dec 2008 // 8:59 PM

Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.

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Tearjerker Given a Post-Modern Make-Over in ‘Pounds’

If there is one genre that’s in desperate need of a post-modern make-over, it’s the tearjerker. Comedy gets retrofitted every few years, while

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16 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Why, Spike, Why?

For all of Spike Lee's status as the eternal Young Turk, he's also a moviemaker who came of age just a few years after the brat pack of Spielberg, Scorsese, de Palma, et al.

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26 Sep 2008 // 3:00 AM

Miracle at St. Anna

Spike Lee's answer to the many WWII movies that have left out the experiences of black soldiers, Miracle at St. Anna is ambitious and ardent.

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‘Miracle’ Is Engrossing if Uneven

Spike Lee has a big mouth. It’s a good thing he’s so talented, since he often loves to write confrontational checks that his

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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11 Dec 2006 // 4:55 AM

Sleeper Cell

As Darwyn and Farik cat-and-mouse their way to an inevitable showdown, their stakes turn sensationally and reductively personal.

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18 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Sleeper Cell

Both terrorist and FBI agent mean to win, even when the costs are too great to bear.

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Barbershop: DVD Collector’s Set (2002/2004)

The Barbershop movies focus their energies on familial feelings and communal inclinations, and Cedric's wily jokes.

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer) comes to understand a new place for himself, and, no small thing, frames an acutely political history by his own story.

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

These first five minutes grant Eddie and the barbershop some specific background, of resistance and community.

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12 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Barbershop (2002)

Barbershop's multiple charms are all sweet.

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