Tuesday, September 01, 2009

September Reviews

These are the reviews
and other pieces I'm
working on this month.

Amazon DVDs:
Not Forgotten (with
Simon Baker and Paz
Vega), and No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - the Complete First Season (with Jill Scott) [three-
disc set]. Very happy my
editor assigned the latter
as I recently reviewed a
documentary about Bot-
swana, as seen through the eyes of Alexander McCall Smith.

Still playing: Cold Souls, Food, Inc., and Public Enemies.

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Not since Oscar Micheaux had an African American film-
maker taken such complete control of the creative process.
-- MoMA on 1971's Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

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Siffblog: Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-Itchyfooted Mutha from
Sweet Sweetback's Melvin Van Peebles. In a perfect world, I
would also review The Beaches of Agnes, Still Walking, The Baad-
er Meinhof Complex, and Somers Town, but I'm starting a new
part-time project this month, so it's unlikely I'll have time.

Video Librarian: Burning the
Future - Coal in America, Fairy-
tale of Kathmandu, Meditate and
Destroy, New Muslim Cool, The
Queen and I, Theater of War,
90210 - The First Season [six-disc
set], Big Pun - The Legacy, Dirty
Country, Endgame, Mistral's
Daughter [three-disc set], Tribute,
Brave New Voices, Desperate
Housewives - The Complete Fifth
Season [seven-disc set], Elvis - Love Me Tender, Gossip Girl -
The Complete Second Season [six-disc set], The Mama Cass
Television Program, Michael Jackson - Devotion, Who Does
She Think She Is?, and The World According to Miley Cyrus.

Endnote: Images from the NWFF and MoMA.

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