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Review - 'Only Decent People' (The Netherlands' Continued Dehumanization Of Black People)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 8:24 PM
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  • 31 Comments
Review - 'Only Decent People' (The Netherlands' Continued Dehumanization Of Black People)

Unconventional Dark-Romance 'Small Of Her Back' Anchored By Challenging, Compelling Performances

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 28, 2012 4:25 PM
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Russell Sharman’s Small Of Her Back is a two-character dark romance about Piper (Nicole Beharie), a young woman diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder who gets a knock on her door by John (newcomer Christopher Domig), a man who claims to be the brother of a Molly; the latter is a woman Piper has built an online relationship with for the past three months.

Dirty Daniels: 'The Paperboy's' Twisted Delivery

  • By Judi Jordan
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  • September 28, 2012 12:31 PM
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It’s not often that a film can leave you in desperate need of a hot (not cold) shower, but director Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy does just that.

TIFF Film Roundup - Briefs On John Akomfrah's 'Peripiteia' & Haitian Drama 'Twa Timoun'

  • By Lisa Harewood
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  • September 25, 2012 3:31 PM
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It’s been just over a week since my return to Barbados from Toronto and I’m slowly recovering from a whirlwind three weeks that culminated in TIFF 2012.

DVD Review - 'Nollywood Babylon' Chronicling The Jaunty World Of Nigerian Cinema (Watch Now)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2012 3:44 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Bollywood meets Nollywood.

DVD Review - Cinéma Vérité Feature Doc 'Crude' (Oh Yes, There Will Be Blood)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2012 3:06 PM
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It's the familiar David Vs Goliath story - one we've seen played out in our media on many an occasion. And being the bleeding-heart Marxist that I am, it should be no surprise that I'm almost always going to side with the "David."

Review - Steve James' 'Head Games' Is A Cautionary Tale For Athletes

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 19, 2012 7:28 PM
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After directing 2 of the most reverred documentaries made in the last 20 years (you'll likely find both of them on many lists of top documentaries of all time - 1994's Hoop Dreams and 2011's The Interrupters), director Steve James tackles what he refers to as the "concussion crisis in sports," in his new revealing feature documentary, Head Games.

DVD Review: Chris Stokes 'Battlefield America' Teaches Predictable But Much Needed Lessons

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • September 18, 2012 1:51 PM
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At the start of “Battlefield America,” we see young, bold, and tough kids dancing at an underground dance battle. Think “You Got Serve” meets Disney’s “Ant farm”. I’ve never seen such talented young dancers dance. The opening scene gives way to a lot of great energy, but it resembles more of a music video, than that of an opening scene to a film.

TIFF Review - Shola Lynch's Sobering, Candid 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 9, 2012 9:33 PM
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Question: You had a pretty bourgeois and comfortable childhood, in Birmingham; and so did your sister [Angela]; can you trace the development of someone from that kind of background into a revolutionary and Marxist person?

Review: 'Detropia' (Moving, Avant-Garde Portrait Of A Once Economically Vibrant City) Opens TODAY

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 5:21 PM
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This haunting piece of documentary cinema tells the story of one city in economic decay; but really, as the real people in the film repeatedly state, this isn't just a Detroit problem; it's an American problem, and other cities within the country will eventually experience a similar fate; that is unless something is done to reverse trends brought about by what we call globalization, as captains of industry make decisions based almost entirely on the need to generate profit.
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