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Spike Lee on the Year of the Pimp

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Imagine a dialogue with a feature filmmaker that only occasionally veers towards the topic of filmmaking. Over the course of 18 films ranging from School Daze, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X and 25  

Cover Story: Some Heat but Little Fire

During these morally confused times, 2004 films offer sex talk and erotic gamesmanship but little else

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 22, 2004
The final chapter of the stories of the First Ladies of Sex came to a close this year. Saying goodbye to Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and the Sex and the City crew presents an opportunit  

Cover Story: Reel Love in Summer Action

Good luck finding romance among the blockbuster adventures

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 2, 2004
T he Roberta Flack-Donny Hathaway hit "Where Is the Love" starts off with a lyric question that could sum up the summer season: "Where is the love you said you'd give to me as soon as you wer  

Cover Story: Tale of Giving, Not Raking in Profits

Calendar Girls resonates with holiday charity

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2003
The season of giving -- by Hollywood standards -- is all about receiving. Cinema stockings are overcrowded with the same prestige blockbusters. Studio heads clamor for the current equivalent of go  

Cover Story: Lost Stocking Stuffer

Translating 'Translation'

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Thanks to the sound legal decision of New York City Judge Mukasey to repeal the ban on screeners put into effect by the Motion Picture Association of America, Focus Features has already launched   

Joey Kern Survives the Grind

Inside Local Films

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Kentucky native and St. Xavier High School graduate Joey Kern is in a good career place, appearing in two Hollywood releases in less than a month. In the recent boys-on-the-road comedy Grind, he p  

Cover Story: Baby, You Can Drive These Cars

A flashy new car is the gadget of choice this summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Movies, especially summer blockbusters, develop, produce and then satisfy our escapist fantasies. The images they concoct can be overwhelming -- too perfect bodies, exotic locations and this summe  

Cover Story: In Good Hands

Adrien Brody stars in director Roman Polanski's World War II drama The Pianist

0 Comments · Thursday, December 19, 2002
As actor Adrien Brody enters one of the suites at Manhattan's Essex House Hotel and prepares for his latest set of interviews, I am reminded of a feature in the May 2002 issue of GQ. The piece, b  

Cover Story: Getting Real About Voting for the Reel

Black actors and actresses still struggle to get notice in Hollywood

0 Comments · Thursday, December 19, 2002
A little over a week ago, I received an invitation to be a part of a panel of voters created to nominate candidates and eventually select the winners of the 2003 Black Reel Awards. The awards are ho  

Cover Story: Thrilla in Vanilla

Road to Perdition and Gangs of New York are summer's counter-programming contenders

0 Comments · Thursday, May 23, 2002
July 12 was supposed to be different. During the season that epitomizes the numbing effects of mindless, soulless -- what some pop-marketing wiz might call "pure" movie entertainment -- Friday,