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Mario Van Peebles

Features

Sunday, October 9 2011

New Jack Black: Contemporary Urbanity and Blackness in New Jack City

Hood films are a jarring eviction notice for traditional Civil Rights rhetoric and, possibly, leadership -- in other words, "What has the Civil Rights movement done for me lately?"


Reviews

Tuesday, September 14 2004

Baadasssss! (2003)

Mario Van Peebles came up understanding the power of images as a means to incite and reveal revolution.


Thursday, May 27 2004

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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