12 YEARS A SLAVE Review

     October 18, 2013

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  12 Years a Slave opens today in limited release.] It’s easy to draw the lines regarding slavery in America as “good” and “evil” where the enslavers …

TIFF 2013: 12 YEARS A SLAVE Review

     September 10, 2013

It’s easy to draw the lines regarding slavery in America as “good” and “evil” where the enslavers were evil and everyone else was good.  When the issue of slavery culminated in the Civil War, the battle lines were drawn between …

HBO KO’s Spike Lee and Mike Tyson’s DA BRICK

     March 13, 2012

In somewhat disappointing news today, HBO has decided to pass on Da Brick, a drama pilot from Academy Award-nominated director Spike Lee and boxing legend, Mike Tyson. Written by John Ridley and directed by Lee, Da Brick was partially inspired …

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