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Dope (2015)

“So, why do I want to attend Harvard?  If I was white, would you even have to ask me that question?” asks Malcolm Adekanbi. The first time I saw the poster for Rick Famuyiwa’s latest film Dope, I thought it … Continue reading

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NY Comic Con ’13: ‘Oldboy’ Panel

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[Sorry for the lateness; I just got around to posting this.] After sitting through the Robot Chicken panel in the late afternoon on Friday October 11th (in order to gain a good seat), I stayed for the Oldboy panel and … Continue reading

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Spike Lee: An Appreciation Part Two

(Continued from: Spike Lee: An Appreciation Part One) For his 11th feature film, Lee produced and directed 1997’s 4 Little Girls.  This documentary feature examines the 1963 murder of four black girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.  It was … Continue reading

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Spike Lee: An Appreciation Part One

Two-time Academy Award nominee Spike Lee has been a bit of a controversial filmmaker.  He’s a writer, producer, and a director whose films have examined race relations, urban crime and poverty, the role of media in contemporary life, and other … Continue reading

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Django Unchained (2012)

“The name’s Django.”  “How do you spell it?” asks Amerigo Vessepi.  “D-J-A-N-G-O.  The ‘D’ is silent,” says Django.  Vessepi responds, “I know.” I was quite enthusiastic about Quentin Tarantino’s latest film.  Tarantino would be tackling a Spaghetti Western, or a … Continue reading

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Quentin Tarantino: An Appreciation Part Two

(continued from Quentin Tarantino: An Appreciation Part One) Largely inspired by the 1973 Japanese film Lady Snowblood, Tarantino’s follow-up to Jackie Brown was originally intended as one epic film, but the running time clocked in at over four hours and … Continue reading