Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he ... See full summary »
Stephen Tyrone Williams,
In San Francisco, a Caucasian family pressed by the real estate speculation, moves to Hunter's Point, an Afro-American neighborhood ruled by the V-Dub gang and the son Nick Wade faces problem with the violent gangsters. However, the drug dealer K-Luv decides to bootleg CDs and get close to Nick, protecting him. Meanwhile, the Chinese collector Lincoln Ma is blackmailed by the owner of a restaurant and he executes him, falling in disgrace with his mobster boss. The lives of Nick, K-Luv and Lincoln are entwined when the drug lord Sleepy protects a rapper against the Chinese piracy of his CD. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I have to say that I was surprised at how excellent this film was for a
"made for Showtime" film (thought I shouldn't have been that surprised
since it was directed by Spike Lee) -- it's got an engaging and strong
plot line, extremely strong and realistic characters, solid acting, and
it keeps moving at a good pace, yet doesn't bombard you with
superfluous action, camera tricks, or extraneous pumped-up music.
My only criticism is that it sort of peters out at the end with a
somewhat weak, anticlimactic (nearly ambivalent) ending. But don't let
my small criticism discourage you from checking this flick out -- it's
definitely worth your time to seek it out.
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