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Sweetback in the Cosmos: An Interview with Melvin Van Peebles
14 Oct 2014 // 10:00 PM
He's almost single-handedly invented the Blaxploitation film genre, but as his recent collaboration with Heliocentrics proves, Melvin Van Peebles is so much more than simply a filmmaker in command of his craft.
Part 3: The Stellar '70s
19 Jun 2007 // 5:00 PM
When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.
Blaxploitation & 'Slumdogs Can't Have Dignity' - A Critical Response to Indian Media Coverage
24 Feb 2009 // 7:50 PM
Unlike comic book superheroes, Slumdog hit a bit closer under our bellies with our eyes wide shut. Yet, now that “we” have had our eyes opened, will “we” place Third World poverty into another, more entertaining box?