Archive | January, 2013

Review: Red Hook Summer

Is this really a Spike Lee Joint? That was one of many questions¹ posed during the first two minutes of Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer,” a coming of age story that chronicles a young boy’s summer vacation inside the Brooklyn housing projects with his gravely religious grandfather. As the sixth film in Lee’s “Chronicles of […]

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Review: Beasts of The Southern Wild

“Once there was a Hushpuppy and she lived with her daddy in a bathtub,” is the bold line uttered by ingenue Quvenzhane Wallis –  a line so simple yet so piercing that it resonates throughout the film and makes for a very triumphant culmination. Loosely based on Lucy Alibar’s play “Juicy and Delicious,” Benh Zeitlin’s […]

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It’s Been a Long Time…

… I shouldn’t have left you (left you) without a dope beat to step to. *insert some fancy dance break here for added effect* Did 2012 even exist on this blog? It’s almost embarrassing to say that it has been nearly a year since my last post, largely due in part to the fact that […]

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Review: Django Unchained

At a recent Museum of Modern Art benefit honoring Quentin Tarantino, Peter Bogdonavich (“Last Picture Show,” “Paper Moon”)  introduced him as “the single most influential director of his generation,” and with his latest revenge fantasy  ‘Django Unchained,’ the follow-up to his  2009 epic ‘Inglorious Basterds,’ he’s more than earned that stamp of approval. Inspired by […]

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