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Movie Reviews Archive

2008

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Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews

In an eerily appropriate time when American politics stands at the cross-roads of hope and change, all the while being reminded of the dirty side of politics with the wiretapping scandal currently e read more..

Movie Reviews
Kam Williams

The Souls of Black Girls: Provocative DVD Discusses the Black Female Image

Black women have been so maligned by popular culture, that a black Pulitzer Prize-winner, Karen Hunter, recently posed the question, “Are black women necessary?” How has this shocking state of affai read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Movie Review: Cadillac Records

Race and rhythm come together in the rousing tribute to the roots of US music for the masses and the rise of the Chess label, at the turbulent convergence of blues, rock'n roll and Jim Crow, in Cadi read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Soul Men Movie Review

If the soul lives on after man, then the movie Soul Men could not have been graced with a more fitting title, and one that incorporate by chance those multiple meanings. A showcase for three extraor read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Miracle at St. Anna: Spike Lee's Mandate

Spike Lee’s World War II epic, Miracle at St. Anna, now in theatres, is an attempt to counter the traditional Hollywood iconography of historical war movies. Drawing from James McBride’s 2003 novel read more..

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Staff Writer

Sam Jackson Talks Lakeview Terrace: Taking The Tough Questions

Never one to shy away from controversial characters, Samuel L. Jackson has been taking it on the chin in some circles, for the interracial mating thriller, Lakeview Terrace. Jackson plays Abel, a co read more..

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Staff Writer

Film Review: Adam Resurrected

Adam Resurrected is an incredibly bizarre yet fascinating film about Holocaust survivors and the emotional pain that haunts their lives, years later. While it is by no means a great film, its streng read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Examined Life: Being Cornel West

One of the most engaging films screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is Canadian-born director Astra Taylor’s Examined Life. The film follows a group of celebrated contemporar read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

What if the English language started spreading a deadly virus?

Canadian director Bruce McDonald introduces a thought-provoking, and even strange, idea in his latest film premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival tonight. Canada’s preeminent cult fil read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

African and Diaspora Films at TIFF ’08 – Part I

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is back for its 33rd edition this year and is set to run from Sept. 4-13. TIFF ’08 will feature over 500 films from around the world. As we do every ye read more..

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Staff Writer

Hancock Movie Review

A superhero movie with soul in more ways than one, Hancock takes a gamble on situating its magically endowed character in the gritty real world instead of a bells and whistles fantasy land, and come read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Sex And The City: The Jennifer Hudson Interview

Dazzling Dreamgirl Jennifer Hudson may have come a long way, baby, to where she is now, co-starring in Sex And The City: The Movie. But no matter how long or how many times this gifted songwriter, p read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Sprockets: Tricks aren't Just for Kids

When I first heard about sprockets, I didn't really know what to think. It was a pretty low-key introduction. I met with my editor over brunch at Seven West. You know the spot around the corner from read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

ReelWorld movie review: The Disciple

Something serious went down at this year’s Reel World Film Festival – the Canadian premiere of The Disciple. The 102 minute feature drama marks the directorial debut of British performer, Rodney Cha read more..

Movie Reviews
Kam Williams

Djimon Hounsou Interview

Djimon Announces Plans to Pop the Question Born in Cotonou, Benin on April 24, 1964, Djimon Gaston Hounsou emigrated from West Africa to Paris at the age of 13 with his brother Edmund. Homeless, th read more..

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