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Baadasssss Cinema (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  14 August 2002 (USA)
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Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

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Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

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Solid overview of Blackxploitation cinema
15 August 2002 | by (Chantilly, VA) – See all my reviews

A pretty good overview of black cinema in the early '70's. The first ten minutes are taken up with trying to set the political climate of the time, which I don't think is necessary, this is about movies. Clips from all of the major films are shown: "Superfly", "Sweet Sweetback...", "Shaft", etc... Plus nothing is cut out so the viewer is allowed to see the "shocking" stuff. Of the talking heads, Fred Williamson, Larry Cohen and Pam Grier come off as the most interesting, although film historian, Armond White adds a lot. As with most documentaries, there is some head scratching, Afeni Skakur and Quentin Tarantino add nothing and could have been easily dropped. I also have to disagree with "Jackie Brown" being an homage to these films. But those are minor quibbles. Anyone interested in delving into this genre should watch this documentary.


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