New York Age

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Rating Title/Year Author
Imitation of Life (1934) Vere E. Johns A racial problem is handled in a very frank and convincing manner. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
The Defiant Ones (1958) NY Age Staff Without the racial angle, this would be an exciting and thrilling picture. Add the message that all men are brothers and you have a movie masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
Stormy Weather (1943) NY Age Staff [Stormy Weather] is entertaining fare. However, it must be noted that Negroes are again shown to be a dancing and singing race with not a serious thought. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
The Colored American Winning His Suit (1916) Lucien H. White [The cast is] deserving of special comment but the greater importance of the play as an embodiment of the ideals set forth by the company [make] it necessary to give less space to individual accomplishment so that more can be said about the play itself. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
Reform School (1939) Alfred A. Duckett No, it's not a new story. But the story is only incidental to the innate, uncanny beauty which Louise Beavers brings to her interpretation. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
Moon Over Harlem (1939) Ebenezer Ray With but few, and very few, exceptions the actors are a limp, amateurish group, who speak dialogue in stilted up-tones, like a child reciting for the teacher. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
The Bar Sinister (1917) Lester A. Walton The Bar Sinister is as welcome as the flowers in May after such vicious photo plays as The Birth of a Nation. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021
The Scapegoat (1917) Lester A. Walton The members of this company deserve great credit and encouragement for the perseverance manifested in their struggle to produce a photo play worthy of serious consideration and commendation. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
The Brute (1920) Lester A. Walton As a photo play produced by Negroes The Brute is the best of its kind... Aside from the valuable service it renders as a medium of entertainment, it gives a true index as to what is in store for race photo plays in near future. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
Life Goes On (1938) Ebenezer Ray Having occasionally registered our disapproval of the stories associated with what are called "Negro moving pictures" and parts in which Negroes have been cast in other pictures, we find pleasure in expressing our [100] percent approval of Life Goes On. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
Gangsters on the Loose (1937) Alfred A. Duckett Of course in the end, love and honor win out. This is to be expected. But it is a grand picture, nobly acted and well presented. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
Black King (1932) Vere E. Johns The photography, recording and; staging of the picture is splendid. It is a pity that the story and the acting was not even half as good. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
Carmen Jones (1954) Edward Murrain Carmen Jones has its obvious faults -- but it also has Dorothy Dandridge. Who's going to complain about that? EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
The Green Pastures (1936) Ruth A. Duckett Weren't the children of the Sunday school scene adorable? Weren't the Spirituals inspiring? And above all wasn't Rex Ingram -- divine? EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
St. Louis Blues (1958) Jesse L. DeVore Leaving the theatre, we reflected on an obviously Hollywood tampered story, crammed full of talents that overshadowed each other to climax in a hazy overcast jetted with sparks of laughter and rays of delightful --evening-saving, songs. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
Harlem on the Prairie (1937) William E. Clark The photography and settings are above the average and the team of Miller and Mantan get the honors for acting. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
The Emperor Jones (1933) Vere E. Johns Both the photography sound are excellent and the direction by Dudley Murphy is well done. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
The Duke Is Tops (1938) Romeo L. Dougherty A very entertaining little vehicle for the talents of Ralph Cooper. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
The Exile (1931) William E. Clark While it has many obvious faults, it is by far the best picture Mr. Micheaux ever turned out. It has a fairly good plot, continuity and is genuinely entertaining in spots. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
Home of the Brave (1949) Bill Chase At last, Hollywood has come of age (or, at least it is in the process) with Stanley Kramer's ingenious and adult treatment of the anti-Negro question, which, until now, has been a mere suggestion here and there. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020