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Wednesday, May 2 2007

Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.


Reviews

Wednesday, November 28 2007

Talk to Me

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.


Thursday, July 12 2007

Talk To Me (2007)

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?


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Caveman's Valentine (2001)

Despite and sometimes because of its unevenness, the film conveys the delusions of daily existence with fierce poetry.


Blogs

Monday, November 25 2013

My 'Black Nativity' Mea Culpa

This is a movie that makes no attempt at inclusion. It's almost like science fiction, functioning within a realm almost completely devoid of any frame of reference except the one its creating.


News

Thursday, July 26 2007

Don Cheadle keeps it real in 'Talk to Me'

LOS ANGELES -- Don Cheadle doesn't want to punch a reporter. But he may need to punch a reporter. "I need to do something," the


Thursday, July 12 2007

Don Cheadle gets the word out about 'Talk to Me'

“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.”


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