Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul | 6 Oct 2016 // 9:10 PM
Of course, this is New Orleans music so much of the best stuff has a strong sexual presence. Harris’ excitement is itself exciting.
Whitehorse: The Northern South Vol. 1 | 28 Jun 2016 // 9:10 PM
The sexy cuts sound dirty, and the others -- oh, there are no others; after all, this is blues rock -- sound just as dirty.
TIFF 2016: 'Deepwater Horizon', 'Moonlight', 'Carrie Pilby' and 'The Magnificent Seven' | 15 Sep 2016 // 9:00 AM
Kids in America: Day 7 at TIFF stays firmly in the land of the brave for two very different coming-of-age stories, an oil disaster and plenty of shooting.
"We Always Lose": 'The Magnificent Seven' (Blu-ray) | 21 Aug 2011 // 11:50 PM
As one of the last great American oaters ever, The Magnificent Seven more than lives up to its name. It's a great piece of filmmaking folklore and that rarest of rarities -- a seemingly unnecessary adaptation that actually works, and works well.
Films on the Black-White Riff Are at Forefront at Toronto Film Festival | 9 Sep 2016 // 5:05 AM
Movies about racial politics and identity will fill the streets of the Canadian city, injecting Hollywood into a cultural debate — and kicking off a period of Oscar movies that could both inform and reveal a continent’s racial attitudes.