8 items from 2014
At one point during Friday night’s conversation between directors Kahlil Joseph and Terence Nance, the latter said that seeing the former’s “Black Up,” which “portrays a fever dream induced by the music of Shabazz Palaces,” on a big screen, helped him to get a different read on the film than he’d had from watching on his laptop. This time, he noticed that the eyes of an actress, purportedly in a fugue state, were wide open. I too had a similar experience viewing “Until the Quiet Comes,” “The Model” Pts One and Two, “Wildcat,” and the aforementioned “Black Up” on the theatrical screen of the International House in Philadelphia, the Blackstar Film Festival’s screening venue. »
- Niela Orr
Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams' powerful and disturbing documentary God Love Uganda makes its American television premiere on the PBS documentary series Independent Lens on Monday May 19th.As Tambay said in his review of the film almost a year and half ago, it “casts a critical eye on the presence and growing influence of evangelical Christianity on the African continent (and) focuses on Uganda in particular, where local religious leaders fueled by Kansas’s International House of Prayer tirelessly work towards promoting legislation that could threaten the lives of Lgbt Ugandans."And he also said that it is an “emotionally overwhelming film. Exploring the intersection »
Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams' powerful and disturbing documentary God Love Uganda makes its American television premiere on the PBS documentary series Independent Lens on Monday May 19th.As Tambay said in his review of the film almost a year and half ago, it “casts a critical eye on the presence and growing influence of evangelical Christianity on the African continent (and) focuses on Uganda in particular, where local religious leaders fueled by Kansas’s International House of Prayer tirelessly work towards promoting legislation that could threaten the lives of Lgbt Ugandans."And he also said that it is an “emotionally overwhelming film. Exploring the intersection between race, class, and religion, it does well in tackling the little-discussed issue of Lgbt rights in Africa. It’s impossible not to view the situation Williams displays through the prism of racism and new colonialism.."I couldn’t agree more, and so will you when you see it. »
Everybody loves movie outtakes and bloopers. Maybe it’s because they humanize the stars we’ve chosen to exalt, painting them in a light where they’re really no different from us. On the other hand, maybe it’s just because they’re funny. Either way, “gag reels” are a staple of DVD and Blu-Ray releases, and are likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future.
Here we’ve scoured hours of footage online to find thirty of the absolute funniest blunders, jokes, and plain old crack-ups in filming history. Sure, they caused the director to yell for another take (or maybe even break from filming for the day), but they were still entertaining enough to commit to immortality. They’ll live on as long as the films we’ve loved and lamented.
As always, the “comments” space is there for you. Think we missed something, or gave a »
- Scott Fried
Review Ron Hogan 5 Mar 2014 - 07:15
This review contains spoilers.
When you watch a lot of television like I've done, you get to know a lot of “that guy” actors and actresses who keep popping up on stuff to your surprise. They're people you kind of recognise from other stuff, but not enough to know who they are at first glance. This week's episode of The Following ends up being a who's who of the who's that set, with guest turns from a surprising amount of identifiable character actors playing a variety of horrible people who are popping up to make Ryan Hardy's life miserable.
Did you think that two separate cults were hard to follow? Lily on one hand, Joe on the other, Ryan Hardy on some mythical third hand, and lots »
Earlier this week, a law was signed by the president of Uganda that makes homosexuality an offense punishable with life imprisonment. While this legislation is being called reprehensible by human rights advocates around the world, many Ugandan politicians and citizens stand adamantly by it, holding fast to Christian-based beliefs that God-approved, male-female relationships are right and everything else is wrong.
How did such an anti-gay climate -- one that often results in acts of violence committed against both open and suspected homosexuals and their allies -- come about in this small East African nation in the first place? This is the complex and important question that God Loves Uganda attempts to answer.
Director Roger Ross Williams interviews several observers and activists from both sides of Uganda’s culture wars but largely focuses on the efforts and effects of missionary workers from Kansas City. Part of a megachurch operation known as »
- Caitlin Moore
Review Ron Hogan 26 Feb 2014 - 07:18
Is The Following currently the most violent, bloody show on television? This week's episode suggests so...
This review contains spoilers.
2.6 Fly Away
If I had to make a bet, I would say that on The Following there will not be an unperforated torso by the end of the season. Ryan is nursing a gunshot wound, and yet despite that, he still manages to gut someone with a fold-out tactical knife. Several of Lily's “International House of Psychos” family members get their torsos mangled this week, some courtesy of Joe, some courtesy of Ryan, and some courtesy of Mike (who was stabbed in the first season, checking him off the gut wound list). You've got so many knives and guns and surprisingly sharp fireplace pokers getting rammed into people or waved at people in a threatening manner that it's kind of difficult to keep track, »
Jeymes Samuel's star studded 51-minute film based on the true lives of African American cowboys is headed to Philadelphia. Regular readers of this site will be acquainted with the project, which premiered at film festivals in 2013. We're still awaiting word on an official release, but in the mean time Philly residents can see it tomorrow night. Reelblack will present They Die By Dawn on Tuesday, February 25 at International House. Also on the bill are short films Nostalgia by Johnnie Hobbs III and Underground Kings by Skye Dennis. Starring Giancarlo Esposito, Michael K Williams, Jesse Williams, Erykah Badu, Nate Parker, Bokeem »
- Jai Tiggett
8 items from 2014
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