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Aaron Loves Angela

Review Half Past Autumn (DVD)
A Thin Line Between Love & Hate

Review Super Fly (DVD)

Never a dude like this one! He's got a plan to stick it to The Man!Charismatic, big-time Harlem cocaine dealer Youngblood Priest (RonO'Neal) drives expensive cars, keeps a downtown white woman, and plansone last big score to escape his life of violence.But when corrupt cops working for the Mob learn of his plan, they try tomake Priest a partner rather than arrest him. Now, can Priest outwit thestreet, the mob and the cops to win his freedom?

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Chapter & Verse

Review If Paul Robeson (1898-1976) is remembered at all these days, it's most likely as the booming baritone on the definitive version of "Ol' Man River." But Robeson, as this serious, nearly two-hour 1999 documentary makes plain, was a great deal more than that. A world-renowned singer and actor, athlete, orator, activist, socialist, and patriot, he was most likely the most famous black man in the world in the mid-20th century. Robeson's conscience was indefatigable; he wasn't always right, but he never backed down from his enemies, principally imperialism and "conservative capitalism." He paid a heavy price, from ostracism to outright persecution, for maintaining his principles. Here I Stand details all of it, with the usual interviews and film clips highlighted by a great deal of footage (performances, interviews, speeches) of Robeson himself. This fascinating story of a great man's life and work also includes a discography, filmography, and complete chronology. --Sam Graham
Brother John

Review Half Past Autumn (DVD)
Boomerang

Review Super Fly (DVD)

Never a dude like this one! He's got a plan to stick it to The Man!Charismatic, big-time Harlem cocaine dealer Youngblood Priest (RonO'Neal) drives expensive cars, keeps a downtown white woman, and plansone last big score to escape his life of violence.But when corrupt cops working for the Mob learn of his plan, they try tomake Priest a partner rather than arrest him. Now, can Priest outwit thestreet, the mob and the cops to win his freedom?

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Above the Rim

Review If Paul Robeson (1898-1976) is remembered at all these days, it's most likely as the booming baritone on the definitive version of "Ol' Man River." But Robeson, as this serious, nearly two-hour 1999 documentary makes plain, was a great deal more than that. A world-renowned singer and actor, athlete, orator, activist, socialist, and patriot, he was most likely the most famous black man in the world in the mid-20th century. Robeson's conscience was indefatigable; he wasn't always right, but he never backed down from his enemies, principally imperialism and "conservative capitalism." He paid a heavy price, from ostracism to outright persecution, for maintaining his principles. Here I Stand details all of it, with the usual interviews and film clips highlighted by a great deal of footage (performances, interviews, speeches) of Robeson himself. This fascinating story of a great man's life and work also includes a discography, filmography, and complete chronology. --Sam Graham

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