January 06, 2013 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

Lincoln, Meet Django: Slavery’s Latest Films Are Controversial, But Not Why You Think

This December the Civil War Era got the Hollywood treatment as two tinseltown heavyweights (Stephen Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino) presented their drastically different takes on a period of American history very few like to visit. Well, at least not in a critical way. As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in 2009,

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September 04, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

Beasts of the Southern Wild- A Must See

It’s rare to find cinematic dreams realized. It’s an elusive thing – finding that moment where you forget you’re even reading the book, watching the TV, watching the movie and you take it in on face value, like a dream, like the picture unfolded from your own mind seamlessly. It’s

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September 04, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews, News

Red Hook Summer- Spike Lee’s Resurgence

No one takes a risk like Spike Lee. And for years, those risks worked. From She’s Gotta Have It to Miracle at St Anna, even his misses were still dripped in the ambition that made his hits hit. He’s historically been fearless in his subject matter, even if it left

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April 25, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

Think Like A Man: A Look At Black Relationships Minus Sex, Drugs & Insanity

Surprise, surprise. With a large cast of journeymen (and women) black actors and all the familiar beats of a standard rom-com, the film adaptation of comedian-turned-relationship guru Steve Harvey’s book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man has defied what has befallen many a black film before – it’s

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March 03, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

No Good Deeds

They say no good deed goes unpunished, so it was fitting that in my desire to support Tyler Perry and his new film “Good Deeds,” I was rewarded with a reminder of how true a turn of charity can turn into two-hours of movie watching grief. I use the term

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