Archive for March, 2002

Monster’s Ball

Saturday, March 30th, 2002

Seeing Monster’s Ball made me wish that James Baldwin were still alive, because Baldwin wrote the book on the racial hypocrisy of Hollywood. Monster’s Ball continues the tradition of films like The Defiant Ones and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner–films that wear their ostensibly anti-racist messages on their sleeves, while actually continuing to perpetuate the worst racist stereotypes…
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Trouble Every Day

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002

I just saw Trouble Every Day, the latest film by Claire Denis. I seem to be one of the very few people who actually liked it. It’s gotten bad reviews from nearly every reviewer, except for my friend Charles Mudede. But I think it is an amazing film…
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Oops Oh My

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002

I really like the new video for “Oops! Oh My!” by Tweet. It’s been playing in heavy rotation on VH-1 Soul and BET…
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