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Tambay's Epic 'Django Unchained' Review - Kill The Noise (Nothing Is Silent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2012 3:03 PM
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  • 39 Comments
Warning: This is long. As you can see at the bottom, it's broken up into 4 pages, so just click to go to the next page to continue reading.

More Than A Few Words (Maybe Too Many...) About 'Django Unchained'

  • By Sergio
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  • December 12, 2012 12:05 AM
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  • 48 Comments
Oh boy here we go…

ADIFF 2012 Review: Stylish War Vet Action Drama 'The Kill Hole' Anchored By Gripping Performances

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 4, 2012 11:33 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Screening at the ongoing African Diaspora International Film Festival here in NYC (the film's New York premiere) is the indie action drama The Kill Hole - a film we’ve been covering since it made its premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Fest back in January (it won the best feature film award at the New Jersey Film Fest last month); it is written and directed by Mischa Webley, his writing/directing debut.

Review: 'Stones in the Sun' Is A Gripping and Observant Tale About Haitian Immigrants in the U.S.

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 3, 2012 8:22 PM
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  • 13 Comments
It’s seldom we get to see authentic, complex and tactful character representations from the West Indies on the screen, especially in cinema. In her compelling and heartfelt feature film debut, Haitian filmmaker Patricia Benoit follows three Haitian immigrant families seeking refuge in Brooklyn NY from the sociopolitical upheaval surrounding them in their native country during the 1980’s. 

ADIFF 2012: Reflections On Alí Allié's & Ruben Reyes' Thoughtful, Enlightening 'Garifuna In Peril' (US Premiere Tonight!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 2, 2012 2:45 PM
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  • 2 Comments

One S & A Reader's Take After Seeing 'Django Unchained'

  • By Sergio
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  • December 2, 2012 10:51 AM
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  • 53 Comments
As I mentioned last week media and award consideration screenings for Django Unchained start later this week, but there have been a few advance screenings of the film already for special invited audiences

Review: 'Elza' - Touching Tale On Caribbean's Complex Racial Prejudices, Family & Forgiveness (Opens This Week)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 30, 2012 11:40 AM
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  • 6 Comments
Another Diasporic film opening in limited release this week, at the new MIST Harlem Cinemas in NYC; a film that we also highly recommend, so if you're in NYC, see it while you can, before it leaves.

Review: Conquering 'Otelo Burning' Finds Joy And Freedom Amidst Turmoil (Opens This Week)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 30, 2012 10:37 AM
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It opens this week in a limited theatrical run at the new MIST Harlem Cinemas in NYC, and gets an enthusiastic thumbs up from S&A, meaning you really SHOULD see it if you're in New York, while it's available.

ADIFF 2012: Reflections On Juan Andrés Arango's Quietly Absorbing 'La Playa D.C.'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 27, 2012 8:11 PM
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The 20th annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), here in New York City, kicked off  its 2012 edition (also its 20th anniversary, a milestone year), last Friday, November 23rd, and continues through December 11th.

Thoughts On 'Bad 25' (Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc, Which Made Its Broadcast Debut Last Night)?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 23, 2012 9:59 AM
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  • 11 Comments
So it finally aired on ABC last night - Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, made in collaboration with the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, titled Bad 25.