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    Nick Cannon Makes Directorial Debut with Help of Star-Studded Cast

    Nick Cannon is a versatile entertainer; actor, comedian, rapper, radio DJ, TV host and as the husband of pop dive Mariah Carey. With School Dance, Nick steps behind the camera to add filmmaker to...

    Post-Colonial Nigeria Provides Backdrop for Sweeping Romance Saga

    Twins Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) and Olanna (Thandie Newton) hail from a well-to-do Nigerian family well-enough connected to send them overseas to college where they majored in business and sociology, respectively. Ironically, while the...

    Alternative Medicine Documentary Extols the Virtues of Holistic Healing

    The healthcare industrial complex spends billions of dollars on packaging and branding to brainwash us into believing that there are no viable alternatives to Western medicine’s approach to curing this or that illness. In...

    Colin Firth Shines as Suave Spy in Nostalgic Homage to 007

    Harry Hart (Colin Firth) is such an unassuming, buttoned-downed bloke that no one in his right mind would suspect him to be a highly-skilled secret agent capable of killing at the drop of a...

    Iconoclastic Doc Focuses Lens on Ageless Fashion Plates

    We live in a culture that unfortunately equates beauty with youth. Why else are so many women willing to make a joke of their own faces so long as the skin remains as tight...

    Social Satire Takes Sophisticated Look at Race Relations in the Ivy League

    The academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It’s too bad that black students there also have to worry about making themselves comfortable socially. That’s precisely the predicament we find...

    Taraji P. Henson Stars as Trailblazer in Inspirational Biopic

    Catana Starks was serving as the female swim coach at Tennessee State University (TSU), when she learned that the school’s Athletic Director, Kendrick Paulsen, Jr. (Henry Simmons), was planning to form a golf team....

    Philly Serves as Backdrop for Tale of Romance and Redemption

    Chris (Spank Horton) is a man with serious anger management issues. After getting fired for losing his temper on the job yet again, he makes his way to Rittenhouse Square where things quickly go...

    Cold Turkey Expose Examines Internet Addiction in China

    How long do you think you could you survive without access to a cell phone or computer? A few hours? A day? A week? How about three months? That’s the degree of deprivation awaiting...

    “Dark Girls” Documentary: Black Impediments to Accepting Why Black is Also Beautiful

    She’s ugly. She’s dumb. She’s mean. She’s a mud duck. She’s covered in a layer of dirt that must be washed off. She’s pretty-- to be so dark. These are some of the comments...

    Rust Belt ‘New Normal’ Chronicled in Diminished Dreams Documentary

    Rich Hill, Missouri is a ghost town on hard times. Located about seventy miles south of Kansas City, the population of this once-thriving mining metropolis has dwindled down to 1,393 since the last of...

    18th C. Biopic Revisits Life of Ex-Slave Raised as Aristocrat

    Born in the West Indies in 1761, Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was the product of the taboo union of Mary Belle, an African slave, and John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), a British ship captain. Upon...

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