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Sundance 2012 Review - "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" (A Striking Feature Debut On Courage & Resiliency)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2012 1:55 AM
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Ultimately an ode to human resilience and self-reliance, Beasts Of The Southern Wild is initially a little scattered, especially if you aren’t already familiar with the story; however by the second act, it all starts to come together and make sense. But what’s actually kind of interesting is that, without giving the plot away, there’s a structural chaos early on, which is accompanied by a blissful narrative. And as the film progresses into the second and third acts, there’s a reversal of that - the film’s structure seems to become much more orderly, while the narrative amplifies the tragedy.

Watch Trailer For Indie Drama "Greencastle" About Lonely Widowed Single Father in Rural Town

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 21, 2012 4:46 PM
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Described as a "quirky off-beat drama," Greencastle is written and directed by Koran Dunbar, who is also the lead actor in the film. The film, about a single father in a rural town in PA grieving the death of his late wife, was able to raise post-production costs through Kickstarter last month.

Watch Angela Davis Offer Her Own Perspective On "The Black Power Mixtape" Documentary

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • January 21, 2012 12:39 PM
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It's a film you've likely read about numerous times on this site, but only because The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 continues to generate news almost weekly.  This week, PBS' The Independent Lens released a video clip of one the film's subjects, activist Angela Davis, speaking on how she felt as she viewed The Black Power Mixtape.
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Sundance 2012 - Settling Into Day 2 + "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" Has Distribution Companies Roaring!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2012 11:06 AM
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So this is Day 2 at the Sundance Film Festival for me; I had a rough day arriving yesterday, thanks to Delta Airlines, but I made it. I managed to get 2 film screenings in (I reviewed 1 earlier today 4 posts beneath this one). 

"Red Tails" Looks Like It's Headed For An O.K. Weekend Opening

  • By Sergio
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  • January 21, 2012 10:45 AM
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O.K. folks, the wait is over, and did you do your duty to see Red Tails... OR ELSE THERE WILL NEVER BE A BLACK FILM EVER MADE AGAIN!!!!!
More: Box Office

First Film Stills of Mario Van Peebles and Carl Weathers in "Battleship" Rip-Off "American Battleship"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 21, 2012 10:36 AM
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We last talked about American Battleship when Tambay announced a few weeks ago that the Mario Van Peebles and Carl Weathers starrer was scheduled to be released on home video, which by the way hits DVD/VOD on May 15th, just before the other Universal Studios' big-budgeted, live action adaptation of Hasbro's naval combat board game Battleship, opens in theaters.
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"Red Tails" Review - What We Thought... What You Thought... Let's Go!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2012 10:35 AM
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Even though I saw the film about 2 weeks ago, I thought I'd wait to post any thoughts on it until some of you folks had seen it as well. So, now that you have, what do you think of it?
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Sundance 2012 Review - "1/2 Revolution" (A Gripping Documentation Of The Egyptian Revolution)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 21, 2012 10:12 AM
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An immediate, visceral, first-person documentation of just a few days of a still ongoing struggle, one year after that first day, January 25, 2011 (also referred to as the "Day of Revolt"), when protests erupted throughout Egypt, with tens of thousands gathered in multiple cities all over the country, targeting the then autocratic governance of President Hosni Mubarak (30 years in the making) - the poverty, unemployment, and government corruption.

Courtney B. Vance to Guest Star on ABC's 'Revenge'

  • By Jasmin
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  • January 20, 2012 8:17 PM
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Gina Prince-Bythewood, Suzanne DePasse Join Slate of Judges for Fox Diverse Writer's Initiative

  • By Jasmin
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  • January 20, 2012 6:58 PM
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Fox has announced the slate of writers, producers and executives set to judge its inaugural Fox Writer’s Intensive, a new initiative for experienced writers with diverse backgrounds, including LGBT and people of color.

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