Reel Shorts | For Colored Girls

5 11 2010

This review first appeared in Jet Magazine.com. To read this review at its original source, click here.

Since his debut in 2005, writer/producer/director Tyler Perry has nurtured and maintained a loyal following with a series of popular films based on his stage plays that mix emotional characters, spirituality and comedy into a winning formula. His latest film, “For Colored Girls,” is an overly-talky drama featuring some strong individual performances that uplifts the ladies while treating the men as cinematic roadkill. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | Takers

27 08 2010

This feature first appeared in Jet Magazine.com. To read this review at its original source, click here.

Style and substance violently collide in the heist drama, “Takers.” Despite boasting one of the year’s sexiest casts, pulse-pounding action and impressive stunts, the filmmaker’s inability to rein in the story’s ridiculous plot ultimately “take” it down. Read the rest of this entry »





Black Man/Silver Screen | The Lover

13 06 2007

From the inception of film, there have been five dominant archetypes that have been prevalent and consistent for African-Americans. We now examine men that made the ladies swoon – The Lovers. Read the rest of this entry »








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