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LADYBRILLE Holiday Film Preview- ‘Tis the Season of Oscar Hopefuls’

Burlesque

Right around the same time that visions of Santa and sugarplums start dancing around in children’s heads, matinee idols begin dreaming of winning an Academy Award. That’s because the studios wait until the Holiday Season to release their best films in theaters, given how Academy voters tend to forget pictures and performances from earlier in…

Film Review: Tyler Perry’s ‘For Colored Girls’ With Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise

Kimberly Elise - For Colored Girls

Black Feminist Classic Refreshed Courtesy of Tyler Perry Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf made a big splash when it debuted on Broadway back in the Seventies. The emotionally-draining “choreopoem” was essentially a series of soul-baring monologues plumbing the depths of the African-American female psyche on sensitive…

Bukom-The Fighting Spirit (Film Review)

Chavez

In Ghana’s capital city, Accra, on its outskirts, lies a small town called Bukom. Bukom is known for two things, fishing and fighting. Children at a very early age learn to fight. As they mature, fighting turns into boxing and ultimately dreams of escaping poverty by boxing in the “White man’s land.” These dreams for…