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Rating Title/Year Author
Ryan's Daughter (1970) Debbie Brown David Lean does come through for movie-goers in the second half which is filled with drama and good acting which lead to an almost perfect climax. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
Two Gentlemen Sharing (1969) Al Rutledge An honest movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
Slaughter (1972) Samuel A. Hay You wonder what exactly is the meaning of this. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
Mandingo (1975) Ida Peters A distorted sick film. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
Melinda (1972) Samuel A. Hay It is too long for its rather slim subject. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
Sounder (1972) Frederick I. Douglas It is something special. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
Putney Swope (1969) Sandra Dobson Putney Swope was racist, a bit crude, but no one can say that it isn't one of the most (if not the only) provocative movies of the year. Everyone should go see it. If not for thorough enjoyment, then to "dig yourself." EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
Halls of Anger (1969) Adrienne Manns [Halls of Anger] is considered by the white liberals to be a responsible movie because it shows there is hope, but not for what. You may agree but even if you don't you'll find it entertaining and isn't that after all the purpose of American movies? EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
Pinky (1949) Al Andersen Much of the criticism leveled against Pinky was based on the girl's rejection of her suitor. Actually, however, the fault lay with the man for he proposed that they marry and keep Pinky's race a secret. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
Lost Boundaries (1949) George Tyler A generally inadequate treatment of the subject. A pity, in view of the magnificent job it might have done. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
() George Tyler [Joe] Byrd and [Bill] Higgins make the picture a laughing riot. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
Home of the Brave (1949) Al Andersen [Home of the Brave] is vital and good... [but] not without shortcomings, however. The most glaring fault was the fact that It shoved some of the blame for our country's diseased race relations on colored people themselves. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
A Sainted Devil (1924) Maybelle Chew Rudolph Valentino was vitally alive in The Sainted Devil. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
() Maybelle Chew To us Grace Smyth was the picture's one bright spot. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
() Maybelle Chew A fine comedy without slapstick. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
The Black Pirate (1926) Maybelle Chew The beautiful colors of this picture and the minute attention to detail make them seem like animated "Old Masters" in parade. The days and ways of the pirates are faithfully reproduced. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
Stella Dallas (1925) Maybelle Chew The story was so moving that I found myself being almost sentimental. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
Body and Soul (1925) Maybelle Chew Body and Soul is a picture of great emotional appeal, indeed... The picture was well acted, especially the part of the minister, which was played by Paul Robeson. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
() Obie McCollum Mr. Micheaux deserves credit for keeping at the game and paving the way for some followers who will realize more than he. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
Trouble Man (1972) Samuel A. Hay Trouble Man is a tragedy. Not because of the blood and violence that makes up its body, but because two talented Blacks lent their prestige and talents to this nonsense. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
Z (1969) Adrienne Manns For some reason foreign movies about sex and political life are so far above American movies on the subjects that there is really no comparison. Such is the case with Z. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
... Tick... Tick... Tick... (1970) Sandra Dobson Tisk... Tisk... Tisk should be the title of the new Jim Brown movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
Superfly (1972) Samuel A. Hay Ron O'Neal Is supported by a good but uneven cast. There is a great deal of overacting. Acting on film requires a subtlety that, give experience, these new faces will soon master. But Parks' first effort is almost actor-proof and is well worth a trip. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
Hallelujah (1929) Ralph Matthews Surely no dissenting voice could be raised against the singing. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
The Green Pastures (1936) Ralph Matthews This is all a lot of tommyrot, as the only thing it is keeping with is the white man's idea and desire to see the poor black man in rags, squalor, and privation. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
The Exile (1931) George Tyler Micheaux has made a wonderful effort in producing The Exile. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2020
Hearts in Dixie (1929) Ralph Matthews Hearts In Dixie had the singing, but singing alone cannot make a picture. Dancing alone cannot make a picture. Acting itself, matters not how superb, is forgotten if the story cannot arouse the deeper emotions in Its auditors. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2020
4/4 Tupac: Resurrection (2003) Kam Williams Whether he's dead or alive, this film reveals Tupac to be a scared, skinny kid with a gun, and a vulnerable human being who could easily be pierced by bullets, just like the rest of us. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2007
4/4 Elf (2003) Kam Williams A delightful, slapstick adventure about a naïve innocent, woefully ill equipped to handle the rigors of life inside any impatiently unforgiving metropolis. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2007