Fame meets Flashdance in the Chocolate City!
| Original Score: 3/4
There's no denying the film is unpolished, but it has an earthy soul.
| Original Score: 2/5
Forget West 47th Street -- and the only Jazz in Lindsey Christian's dull indie soap opera is an aspiring funk singer by that name who lives in a diamond-shaped part of the District of Columbia.
| Original Score: 1/4
Some dreams will be realized, some dashed, but audiences, having been dragged through this story too many times, wonâ(TM)t care which.
Jazz is just another reefer-ridden, albeit earnest, tale of love, loss and evil New Yorkers taking advantage.
| Original Score: 2/6
The music, with its infectious energy, together with Ms. Cameron's onstage charisma makes Jazz in the Diamond District well worth seeing.
Talk about false advertising: There is no bebop or a single blue note in first-time director Lindsey Christian's crushingly slipshod D.C. drama.
This cliche-ridden story of two sisters with artistic ambitions rarely rises above school-talent-show skill level and production values.
Reminds us not of the worst of Spike Lee, but the best of Maury Povich.
| Original Score: 2/4