Will (Review)

Will (Review)

By Alece Oxendine | Shadow and Act Jessie Maple is considered to be the first African American woman to direct an independent feature-length film, after working/training at Channel 13 and Third World Cinema, apprenticing as an editor on films like “Shaft’s Big...
Mediterranea (Review)

Mediterranea (Review)

Director Jonas Carpignano expanded this story of two African migrants trying to adjust to life in Italy from his award-winning short ‘A Chiana.’ Peter Debruge | @AskDebruge | Variety.com Hailing from Africa, their eyes set on Europe, they come with empty...
HBO’s Southern Rites Reflects Pre-Scripted Notions of Race

HBO’s Southern Rites Reflects Pre-Scripted Notions of Race

Ted Johnson | @tedstew | Variety.com Also: Why Campaigns Shouldn’t Try to Control the Message; Politicians as Ad Pitchmen Gillian Laub’s documentary “Southern Rites,” debuting on HBO on Monday, focuses on the shooting of a 22-year-old unarmed black man in a...
The Signal (Review)

The Signal (Review)

Jonathan Hatfull | SciFi Now Close encounters We’ve had what feels like a long run of terrible alien abduction horror movies recently, so William Eubank’s thoughtful and tender portrayal of an extraterrestrial encounter feels like something of a reprieve. Admittedly,...
Focus (Review)

Focus (Review)

by Chris Nashawaty | Entertainment Weekly THERE’S A SCENE EARLY ON in the new con-artist caper Focus where Will Smith’s smooth as cashmere grifter Nicky teaches Margot Robbie’s wannabe hustler Jess about the art of misdirection. She’s just tried, unsuccessfully, to...
City of God (Review)

City of God (Review)

The Kids Are Not All Right by Simon Braund | Empire WITH THE SUNNY EUPHORIA of the World Cup slowly fading from memory, revisiting Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund’s brutal debut feature is a sobering experience. The name Rio de Janeiro invariably conjures postcard...
God Grew Tired of Us (Review)

God Grew Tired of Us (Review)

God Grew Tired of Us Enlightens and Entertains Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, God Grew Tired of Us is the story of the “Lost Boys of Sudan”. The film follows three of the boys, documenting...
Hot Tub Time Machine (review)

Hot Tub Time Machine (review)

The Water is Hot – What About the Plot? The first thing I must say, Hot Tub Time Machine is definitely not in the same league as H. G. Wells, but do not hold that against it. The writers Josh Heald, Sean Anders and John Morris came up with a catchy title that...

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