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Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Movie PosterDolemite Is My Name

Rating: R (for some sexuality, full nudity and brief language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Craig Brewer
Written By: Larry Karaszewski
In Theaters: Oct 4, 2019 Limited
On Disc/Streaming: Oct 25, 2019
Runtime: 118 minutes
Studio: Netflix

Dolemite Is My Name is funny, heartwarming, and inspiring, which are always the qualities of an Eddie Murphy film. The injustice often done to Murphy and most black male artists is that they are often presented or perceived as flat, one-dimensional beings who can only be overly masculine, overly sexual, and overly humorous.


Superfly (2018) Movie PosterSuperfly (2018)

Rated: R for pervasive profanity, graphic sexuality, violence, ethnic slurs, nudity and drug use
Running time: 108 minutes
Written By: Alex Tse
In Theaters: Jun 13, 2018
Production Studios: Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Entertainment / Silver Pictures

Trevor Jackson Plays Iconic Title Character in Stylized Remake of Blaxploitation Era Classic

Super Fly (1972) was one of the most profitable of the Blaxploitation Era flicks. Released during the genre’s heyday, the picture revolved around its iconic title character, Youngblood Priest, a flamboyant cocaine dealer who dressed like a pimp, drove flashy cars and sampled his wares from a spoon shaped like a cross draped around his neck.


Crown Heights Movie PosterCrown Heigths

Rated R for language, some sexuality/nudity and violence
Genre: Drama
Running time: 93 minutes
Directed By: Matt Ruskin
Written By: Matt Ruskin
In Theaters: Aug 18, 2017 Limited
Studio: Amazon Studios and IFC Films

Courtroom Docudrama Recounts Real-Life Miscarriage of Justice

In the spring of 1980, Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) was wrongfully accused of murder on the streets of Brooklyn by a 15 year-old juvenile delinquent (Skylan Brooks) who picked him out of a photo lineup provided by the police. That supposed "eyewitness" testimony was the only evidence linking Colin to the crime, but it didn't prevent a jury from convicting the 18 year-old in spite of a credible alibi and the absence of a motive, weapon or connection to the victim.


Detroit Movie PosterDetroit

Rated R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity
Running time: 143 minutes
Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow
Written By: Mark Boal
In Theaters: Aug 4, 2017 Wide
Production Company: Annapurna Pictures / First Light
Distributor: Annapurna Pictures

Claustrophobic Docudrama Revisits '67 Riots through the Prism of Infamous Interrogation at Algiers Hotel

Detroit’s 1967 riots broke out in the wee hours of July 23rd, in the wake of a police raid on an unlicensed bar where folks had been toasting a couple of vets who’d recently returned from Vietnam. Word spread like wildfire through the black community that the cops had arrested all 82 people they found inside, and it wasn’t long before mobs began looting and firebombing stores all throug out the neigborhood.

The rebellion would last five days and result in over 1,000 injuries and 7,000 arrests, while also claiming 43 lives. In terms of property damage, about 2,500 businesses were destroyed and hundreds of families were left homeless.


I Called Him Morgan Movie PosterI Called Him Morgan

Unrated 
Running time: 92 minutes
Production Studio: Kasper Collin Produktion
Distributor: Submarine Deluxe

Reverential Retrospective Revisits Abbreviated Life of Legendary Jazz Great

Written and directed by Kasper Collin, I Called Him Morgan is a warts-and-all retrospective chronicling the highs and lows of Lee's checkered career. He enjoyed a meteoric rise as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's big band while still in his teens, only to eventually become broke because of a heroin habit that made him so unreliable that nobody in the music industry would hire him anymore.


I Am Not your Negro Movie PosterI Am Not Your Negro

 

PG-13 (for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity)
Running time: 93 minutes
Studio: Big Beach Films
Distributor: Focus Features

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Inspired by James Baldwin’s Unfinished Manuscript

When novelist/social critic James Baldwin passed away in 1987, he left behind an unfinished opus entitled Remember This House. The 30-page manuscript assessed the plight of African-Americans in the United States while specifically reflecting upon the assassinations of three civil rights icons: Malcolm X, Medgar Evers and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Moonlight Movie Poster Loving

 

Rated PG-13 for mature themes and ethnic slurs
Running time: 123 minutes
Studio: Big Beach Films
Distributor: Focus Features

Poignant Period Piece Recounts the Forbidden Romance That Led to Landmark Supreme Court Decision

Mildred Jeter (Ruth Negga) and Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) committed a crime just by falling in love when they were in the bloom of youth back in 1958. That's because she was black and he was white, and they were living in Virginia, one of the many Southern states with anti-miscegnation laws still on the books forbidding cohabitation, marriage, procreation or even sexual relations across racial lines.


Moonlight Movie PosterMoonlight

 

Rated R for sexuality, drug use, pervasive profanity, ethnic slurs and graphic violence
Running time: 110 minutes
Studio: Plan B Entertainment
Distributor: A24

Gay Ghetto Kid Struggles with His Sexual Awakening in Homoerotic Coming of Age Flick

It isn’t bad enough that Chiron (Alex R. Hibbert/Ashton Sanders/Trevante Rhodes) is being raised by an emotionally-unavailable, drug-addicted, single-mom (Naomie Harris). The shy youngster also has the misfortune of having to hide the fact that he’s gay, since he’s experiencing pangs of sexual awakening in the midst of an African-American, ghetto culture which is homophobic to the point of violence.


Maya Angelou: And Still I RiseMaya Angelou: And Still I Rise

In Theaters: Oct 14, 2016 Limited

Directed By: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack
Unrated
Running time: 114 minutes
Distributor: American Masters Pictures

Co-directed by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, the film features heartfelt reflections by an array of luminaries, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, John Singleton, Cicely Tyson, Dave Chappelle and Valerie Simpson, to name a few. For example, we hear Secretary Clinton refer to her as “a phenomenal woman” while Lou Gossett, Jr. credits her with raising his political consciousness.


Southside With YouThe Birth of a Nation

In Theaters: October 7, 2016 Wide

Rated R for brief nudity and disturbing violence
Running time: 120 minutes
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

This compelling drama landed both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and had emerged as the prohibitive Best Picture Academy Award favorite until buzz about Mr. Parker’s having been accused of rape while in college went viral across the blogosphere. Nevertheless, judging The Birth of a Nation strictly on the merits, it undeniably deserved its previous status as a prime Oscar contender.


The Birth of a NationSouthside With You

In Theaters: August 26, 2016 Wide

PG-13 for smoking, a violent image, brief profanity and a drug reference
Running time: 84 minutes
Distributor: Miramax / Roadside Attractions

Who would ever think of making a movie just about Barack (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama’s (Tika Sumpter) first date? Richard Tanne would, that’s who, and he makes an impressive directorial debut with this inspirational biopic chronicling a very eventful day in the lives of the future President and First Lady.


NinaNina

In Theaters: April 22, 2015 Limited

Rating: PG for mature themes
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Cynthia Mort
Written By: Cynthia Mort
Running time: 90 minutes
Studio: Ealing Studios

Most of the pre-release buzz surrounding this controversial biopic has swirled around the debate about Zoe Saldana’s darkening her skin, donning an afro wig and wearing a prosthetic nose to portray Nina Simone (1933-2003). Apparently, in these politically-correct times, some consider the casting of Saldana as the dark-skinned title character to be a case of cultural appropriation, since she is of Dominican and Puerto Rican extraction and thus, by implication, not black enough to play an African-American.


War RoomWar Room

In Theaters: Aug 28, 2015 Limited

Rating: PG for mature themes
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Alex Kendrick
Written By: Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
Running time: 120 minutes
Studio: Provident Films
Distributor: TriStar Pictures

In 2011, Pastor Alex Kendrick produced, directed, wrote and starred in Courageous, a very compelling, action-oriented, faith-based drama. With War Room, he's opted to play only a supporting role in the flick, thereby freeing himself to focus more on his duties behind the camera.

The film revolves around protagonists Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) and Tony Jordan (T.C. Stallings), a couple we meet already in the midst of a relationship crisis. Most of their marital woes are of the husband's making, as he is a workaholic who's emotionally and physically unavailable to his wife and their young daughter, Danielle (Alena Pitts).  Read More


The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the RevolutionThe Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

In Theaters: Sep 2, 2015 Limited

Runtime: 1 hr. 53 min.
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
Directed & Written By: Stanley Nelson
Distributor: Firelight Films

The late Stokely Carmichael is famous for coining the phrase “Black power!” What he might not be as well remembered for is founding the Black Panthers. Frustrated by the tortoise-paced progress of the Civil Rights movement and by the number of martyrs dying and disappearing around the South… “You tell them white folks in Mississippi that all the scared niggers is dead!” he announced. However, Stokely had little to do with the organization after opening that first chapter in 1965 in Lowndes, Alabama (an 80% black county where no African-American had ever been allowed to vote).  Read More


Straight Outta Compton (2015) Straight Outta Compton

In Theaters: Aug 14, 2015 Wide

Runtime: 2 hr. 27 min.
Rating: violence, drug use, pervasive profanity and ethnic slurs, graphic sexuality and frontal nudity
Genre: Drama
Directed By: F. Gary Gray
Written By: Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff
Distributor: Universal Pictures

Back in the Eighties, the CIA began orchestrating the introduction of crack-cocaine to African-American communities all across America, starting with the South Central L.A. By the middle of the decade, the epidemic had turned Compton into a godforsaken wasteland rife with drug addiction and crime.  Read More


DopeDope

In Theaters: Jun 19, 2015 Wide

Runtime: 1 hr. 55 min.
Rating: R (for languge, drug content, sexuality/nudity, and some violence- all involving teens)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed & Written by Rick Famuyiwa
Rated R for profanity, nudity, sexuality, ethnic slurs, drug use and violence, all involving teens
Distributor: Open Road Films

17 year-old Malcolm (Shameik Moore) was raised by a single-mom (Kimberly Elise) in a rather rough section of L.A. where he's turned out to be more of a milquetoast than a menace to society. He's actually so nerdy he's formed a funk band called Oreo with a couple of fellow geeks, Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) and Jib (Tony Revolori). The tight-knit BFFs carefully negotiate their way through the perilous gauntlet lining their path to school, doing their best to hide the fact that they do “white sh*t” like getting good grades in hopes of going to a good college and making it out of the ghetto.  Read More


Brotherly Love Brotherly Love

In Theaters: Apr 24, 2015 Limited

Rated: R for violence, profanity and ethnic slurs
Genre: Drama
Written & Directed By: Jamal Hill
Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
Distributor: Liquid Soul Media / Freestyle Releasing

As far as performances are concerned, Keke Palmer is terrific in the lead role as Jackie. She also belts out a couple of tunes on the soundtrack, including a mesmerizing, closing credits rendition of the Harold Melvin R&B classic, “Wake Up Everybody.” And the rest of the cast, especially Cory Hardrict, Romeo Miller, Macy Gray, Eric D. Hill, Jr., Quincy Brown and Faizon Love, does a great job creating the requisite edgy atmosphere that imbues the production with a very authentic feel for the duration.  Read More


SupremacySupremacy

In Theaters: Jan 30, 2015 Limited
On DVD: Apr 21, 2015

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Deon Taylor
Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min.
Distributor: Well Go Entertainment
DVD Extras: Behind-the-Scenes featurette; and the theatrical trailer.

Directed by Deon Taylor (Chain Letter), Supremacy is a hostage thriller ostensibly inspired by actual events which transpired in Sonoma County, California on the night of March 29, 1995. At 11:30 that evening, Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Trejo was assassinated by a recently-paroled member of the Aryan Brotherhood and his gun moll, just before they forced their way into a nearby house and held the owners captive.  Read More


Da Sweet Blood of JesusDa Sweet Blood of Jesus [2015]

In Theaters: Feb 13, 2015 Limited

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 2 hr. 3 min.
Studio: 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures

The Kickstarter page where Spike Lee raised $1,418,910 from fans for his latest “Joint” expressly states that the money would not used to shoot a remake of Blacula (1972). But it also failed to inform investors that the crowdfunded feature was ostensibly-inspired by another Blaxploitation era horror flick, namely, Ganja & Hess (1973). And after screening this disappointing indie, it’s obvious there was no reason to redo that picture either.  Read More


Selma (2014)Selma

In Theaters: Dec 25, 2014 Limited, Jan 9, 2014 Wide

PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language)
Runtime: 2 hr. 7 min.
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Ava DuVernay
Written By: Paul Webb, Ava DuVernay
Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Believe it or not, this moving biopic is the first, full-length feature ever made revolving around Dr. Martin Luther King. That oversight is only apt to further enhance the film’s stock value when it goes wide in theaters right before Dr. King’s birthday and the eagerly-anticipated awards season.  Read More


Annie (2014) Annie

In Theaters: Dec 19, 2014 Wide

Rated PG for mild epithets and rude humor
Running time: 118 minutes
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
PG (for some mild language and rude humor)
Genre: Drama , Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: Will Gluck
Written By: Emma Thompson , Thomas Meehan , Aline Brosh McKenna

A 21st Century variation on the age-old theme where an insufferable 1%-er finally gets in touch with his sensitive side with the help of an irresistible ragamuffin representing the downtrodden rest of humanity.  Read More


Top Five (2014) Movie PosterTop Five

In Theaters: Dec 12, 2014 Wide

R (for strong sexual content, nudity, crude humor, language throughout and some drug use)
Running time: 1 hr. 41 min.
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Comedy
Written and Directed By: Chris Rock

Top Five features Chris Rock as Andre Allen, a comedian who has become too closely associated with “Hammy the Bear,” the popular protagonist of a humor-driven film franchise. Consequently, he’s been having a hard time making the transition to dramatic roles.  Read More


25 to Life25 to Life

In Theaters: Nov 28, 2014 Limited

Rated PG-13 for PG-13 for action and sci-fi violence
Running time: 87 minutes
Studio: SimonSays Entertainment
Distributor: AaFFRM

Directed by Mike Brown, 25 to Life is reverential biopic that revisits all of the above, opting to present Bill in a positive light despite his risky behavior with a string of sex partners. Granted, it’s great that he ultimately embraced honesty and even settled down and got married, but it would’ve been nice to hear from his former conquests to learn how they felt about being used and whether they’ve tested positive for the AIDS virus.   Read More


Beyond the LightsBeyond the Lights

In Theaters: Nov 14, 2014 Wide

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, profanity, suggestive gestures, partial nudity and matures themes
Running time: 1 hr. 42 min.
Written and Directed By: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Genre: Drama
Distributor: Relativity Media

Beyond the Lights, a steamy romantic romp written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees and Love & Basketball). Don’t be duped into thinking that you’ve seen this same story somewhere before, given how the plot is vaguely reminiscent of Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner’s The Bodyguard (1992).  Read More


Dear White PeopleDear White People

In Theaters: Oct 17, 2014 Limited
On DVD: Feb 3, 2015

Rated R for profanity, ethnic and sexual preference slurs, sexuality and drug use
Running time: 1 hr. 48 min.
Genre: Drama , Comedy
Directed By: Justin Simien
Written By: Justin Simien
Distributor: Roadside Attractions

…director Simien pulls a couple of rabbits out of his hat while lacing his dialogue with pithy lines (“Learn to modulate your blackness up or down depending on the crowd and what you want from them.”) and touching on a litany of hot button issues ranging from Affirmative Action to Tyler Perry.  Read More


The EqualizerThe Equalizer

In Theaters: Sep 26, 2014 Wide

Rated R for graphic violence, sexual references and pervasive profanity
Running time: 131 minutes
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Antoine Fuqua
Written By: Richard Wenk

On the surface, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a perfectly-pleasant, hail fellow well met. By day, the affable widower is employed as a sales associate at a hardware superstore where he jokes with co-workers who call him “Pops.” Evenings, he retires to a modest apartment in a working-class, Boston community, although bouts of insomnia often have him descending to a nearby diner to read a book into the wee hours of the morning. Read More


Take Me to the RiverTake Me to the River

In Theaters: Sep 12, 2014 Limited

Rated PG for smoking, mild epithets and mature themes
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By: Martin Shore
Written By: Rick Clark, Jerry Harrison
Produced By: Martin Shore, Jerry Harrison, Cody Dickinson, Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, and Dan Sameha

A lot of great soul music came out of Memphis in the Sixties and early Seventies. Stax Records launched the careers of acts like Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Booker T. and the MGs while its cross-town rival Hi Records had Al Green, Ann Peebles and O.V. Wright.Take Me to the River is a reverential retrospective which is a combination tribute to the city’s impressive legacy and a tip of the cap to some up-and-coming artists still recording in the region. . Read More


Get on Up: The James Brown Story (2014) - Movie PosterGet on Up: The James Brown Story

In Theaters: Aug 1, 2014 Wide

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, drug use, profanity and violence
Running time: 2 hr. 18 min.
Drama
Directed By: Tate Taylor
Written By: Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
Distributor: Universal Pictures

Just last year, Chadwick Boseman successfully channeled the spirit of Jackie Robinson in 42, a powerful biopic about the Hall of Fame great who made history when he integrated Major League Baseball in 1947. In Get on Up, the gifted young actor is already impersonating another legendary African-American, the Godfather of Soul, James Brown (1933-2006). Read More


Hidden Colors 3:The Rules Of Racism (2014)Hidden Colors 3:The Rules of Racism

In Theaters: Jun 26, 2014 Limited
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2014

Unrated, 1 hr. 40 min.
Documentary
Directed By: Tariq Nasheed
Studio: King Flex Entertainment
Actors: David Banner, Paul Mooney, Dick Gregory, Nas, Tariq Nasheed

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules Of Racism is the third installment of the critically acclaimed documentary Hidden Colors series. This installment of tackles the taboo subject of systematic racism. The film explores how institutional racism effects all areas of human activity, and the rules, laws, and public policies that are utilized to maintain this system. Hidden Colors 3 features commentary from a diverse group of scholars, authors, and entertainment icons...Read More
ARRAY’s (AFFRM) – Film Releases

Blacktropectives (Best Black Films):
Blacktrospective 2016 (coming in December 2016)
Blacktrospective 2015 (coming soon)
Blacktrospective 2014
Blacktrospective 2013
Blacktrospective 2012
Best 100 Films of 2012
Blacktrospective 2011
Blacktrospective 2010
Blacktrospective 2009
Blacktrospective 2008
Blacktrospective 2007
Blacktrospective 2006
Blacktrospective 2005

Films from Moguldom Studios

The Hidden Colors Series

Best Selling DVD's:
Best Selling DVDs for 2013 (Final List)
Best Selling DVDs for 2012
Best Selling DVDs for 2011

African American Film Critics Awards
AAFCA 2013
AAFCA 2008
AAFCA 2007

Films Reviewed by AALBC Include:


  1. Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
  2. 12 Years a Slave
  3. 13
  4. 2 Guns
  5. 2012
  6. 2016: Obama’s America
  7. 21 Jump Street
  8. 25 to Life
  9. 42
  10. 96 Minutes
  11. A Beautiful Soul
  12. A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy
  13. A Great Day in Harlem
  14. A Haunted House 2
  15. A Streetcar Named Desire (Review of the Broadway Play)
  16. A Thousand Words
  17. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
  18. African American Lives 2
  19. African-American Lives
  20. Akeelah and the Bee
  21. Ali
  22. America the Beautiful
  23. America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments
  24. American Gangster
  25. American Gun
  26. American Violet
  27. Amistad
  28. An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
  29. Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
  30. Annie
  31. Anonymous
  32. Are We Done Yet?
  33. ATL
  34. Baby Boy
  35. Baggage Claim
  36. Ballast
  37. Balls of Fury
  38. Bamboozled
  39. Banished
  40. Barack Obama: The Man and His Journey
  41. Barbershop 2
  42. Barry Bonds
  43. Bass Clef Bliss
  44. Bastards of the Party
  45. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  46. Behind those Books (press release)
  47. Belle
  48. Beloved
  49. Best Kept Secret
  50. Beyond the Gates
  51. Beyond the Lights
  52. Big Words
  53. Biracial, Not Black, Damn It!
  54. Black Coffee
  55. Black Dynamite
  56. Black in America
  57. Black Snake Moan
  58. Black. White
  59. Blackout
  60. Blood Diamond
  61. Blood Done Sign My Name
  62. Blue Caprice
  63. Bobby
  64. Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story
  65. Born into Brothels
  66. Bound: Africans vs. African-Americans
  67. Breasts
  68. Bring It On 4
  69. Brooklyn’s Finest
  70. Brother to Brother
  71. Brotherly Love
  72. Bushwick Homecomings
  73. Butterfly Rising
  74. Cadillac Records
  75. Captain Phillips
  76. Carmen & Geoffrey
  77. Cash Crop
  78. Changing the Game
  79. Circus
  80. Cloud Atlas
  81. Code Name: The Cleaner
  82. College Road Trip
  83. Color of the Cross
  84. Confessions of a Call Girl
  85. Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha
  86. Constellation
  87. Cop Out
  88. Courageous
  89. Cover
  90. Crash
  91. Crips and Bloods
  92. Crossing the Line
  93. Crown Heights
  94. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
  95. Daddy Day Camp
  96. Daddy’s Little Girls
  97. Darfur Diaries
  98. Dark Girls (Preview)
  99. Dave Chappelle’s Block Party
  100. Dead Presidents
  101. Dear White People
  102. Delta Farce
  103. Desert Bayou
  104. Detroit
  105. Detropia
  106. Diary of a Tired Black Man
  107. Dirty Laundry
  108. Do the Right Thing
  109. Dolemite Is My Name
  110. Don’t Trip, He Ain’t Through with Me Yet
  111. Dope
  112. Dreamgirls (2006)
  113. Dreamgirls (2006)
  114. Eat, Pray, Love
  115. El Cantante
  116. Endgame
  117. Evan Almighty
  118. Eve’s Bayou
  119. Examined Life
  120. Fast & Furious 6
  121. Fear of a Black Republican
  122. Feel the Noise
  123. Fire in Babylon
  124. First Sunday
  125. Flight
  126. For Colored Girls
  127. Forgiveness
  128. Four
  129. Freakonomics
  130. Freedom Riders (American Experience)
  131. From the Rough
  132. Fruitvale Station
  133. G
  134. Get On Up: The James Brown Story
  135. Get Rich or Die Tryin’
  136. GhettoPhysics
  137. Ghosts of Cite Soleil
  138. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  139. Giuliani Time
  140. God Grew Tired of Us
  141. Good Hair
  142. Graffiti Verite’ 7: Random Urban Static
  143. Gravity
  144. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
  145. Hairspray
  146. Half of a Yellow Sun
  147. Hancock
  148. Harlem Aria
  149. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  150. Hava Nagila: The Movie
  151. Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?
  152. Hey, Boo: HarperLee & To Kill a MockingBird
  153. Hitch
  154. Hollywood Chinese
  155. Homie Spumoni
  156. Honeydripper
  157. Hoodlum
  158. Hoodwinked
  159. House of Payne, Volume 4
  160. How She Move
  161. How to Make Money Selling Drugs
  162. Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
  163. Hustle & Flow
  164. I Am Legend
  165. I Am Not Your Negro
  166. I Called Him Morgan
  167. I Can Do Bad All by Myself
  168. I Think I Love My Wife
  169. I Will Follow
  170. I’m Through with White Girls
  171. I.O.U.S.A. (One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt.)
  172. Ice Age: Continental Drift
  173. Idlewilde
  174. Ikland
  175. In the Mix
  176. Inheriting the Trade
  177. Inside Man
  178. Invictus
  179. Iron Lady
  180. Iron Man 2
  181. It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’
  182. J. Edgar
  183. Jamesy Boy
  184. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
  185. Joe Louis: American Hero - Betrayed
  186. Joyful Noise
  187. Jumping the Broom
  188. Kabluey
  189. Kamp Katrina
  190. Katt Williams: American Hustle
  191. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
  192. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
  193. Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is
  194. Kickin’ It Old School
  195. Killer of Sheep
  196. King’s Faith
  197. King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis
  198. Kinyarwanda
  199. Kiss and Tail
  200. Lackawanna Blues
  201. Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)
  202. Legacy
  203. Life of a King
  204. Life of Pi
  205. Life, Above All
  206. Lincoln
  207. Linsanity
  208. Long Live the Spirit of the Million Man March
  209. Looking for Lincoln
  210. Lord, Save Us from Your Followers
  211. Louder Than a Bomb
  212. Love & Basketball
  213. Loving
  214. Madea Goes to Jail
  215. Madea’s Big Happy Family
  216. Madea’s Witness Protection
  217. Magic Mike
  218. Malcolm X: The Lost Tapes
  219. Man of Steel
  220. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  221. Marley
  222. Maxed Out
  223. Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
  224. Meet Dave (2008)
  225. Meet the Browns
  226. Meeting David Wilson
  227. Melancholia
  228. Men II Boys
  229. Men in Black 3
  230. Mirror Mirror
  231. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  232. Mission: Impossible III
  233. Mississippi Damned
  234. Monster’s Ball
  235. Moonlight
  236. Mooz-Lum
  237. Mosquita y Mari
  238. Muhammad Ali: The Long-Lost Movie
  239. Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary
  240. My Brother
  241. Never Back Down
  242. Never Die Alone
  243. New Year’s Eve
  244. Next Day Air
  245. Night Catches Us
  246. Nina
  247. Noah
  248. Norbit
  249. Notorious
  250. Obsessed
  251. October Baby
  252. Off and Running
  253. Olympus Has Fallen
  254. On the Rumba River
  255. Orgasm, Inc
  256. Out of the Furnace
  257. Pain & Gain
  258. Paradise: Love (Paradies: Liebe)
  259. Pariah
  260. Paul Mooney: It’s The End of the World
  261. Peeples
  262. Perfect Stranger
  263. Phat Girlz
  264. Pray the Devil Back to Hell
  265. Preacher’s Kid
  266. Precious
  267. Premium
  268. Premium Rush
  269. Prisoners
  270. Private Dicks: Men Exposed
  271. Prometheus
  272. Punta Soul
  273. Ray
  274. Real Steel
  275. Rebirth of a Nation
  276. Red Hook Summer
  277. Red Tails
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  283. Review of A Raisin in the Sun DVD (2008)
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  293. Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings
  294. Selma
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  297. She’s Gotta Have It
  298. Sicko
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  302. Snakes on a Plane Review
  303. Soul Food Junkies
  304. Soul Men
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  306. Sparkle (2012)
  307. Star Trek (2009 #11)
  308. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
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  310. Stomp the Yard
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  312. Street Journeys
  313. Sucka 4 Luv
  314. Superfly (2018)
  315. Supremacy
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  317. T.D. Jakes: Reposition Yourself - Living Life Without Limits
  318. Take Me to the River
  319. Talk to Me
  320. Temptation
  321. The Amazing Spider-Man
  322. The Anonymous People
  323. The Artist
  324. The Avengers
  325. The Best Man
  326. The Best Man Holiday
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  328. The Black Candle
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  330. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
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  334. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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  336. The Dark Knight Rises
  337. The Descendants
  338. The Dhamma Brothers
  339. The Empire in Africa
  340. The End of Poverty
  341. The Equalizer
  342. The Express
  343. The Family That Preys
  344. The Five-Year Engagement
  345. The Girl Is in Trouble
  346. The Good Shepherd
  347. The Great Debators
  348. The Hate U Give
  349. The Help
  350. The Hip Hop Project
  351. The Honeymooners
  352. The Hunger Games
  353. The Hurricane
  354. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
  355. The Last King of Scotland
  356. The Lottery
  357. The Loving Story
  358. The Mighty Macs
  359. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  360. The Orig. Kings of Comedy
  361. The Pact
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  364. The Pride
  365. The Prince of Broadway
  366. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
  367. The Purge
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  369. The Salon
  370. The Sapphires
  371. The Secret Life of Bees
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  376. The Souls of Black Girls
  377. The Story of Lovers Rock
  378. The Ultimate Ali Collection
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  381. The Weird World of Blowfly
  382. The Wolverine
  383. The Wood
  384. The Words
  385. Things Never Said
  386. Think Like a Man
  387. Think Like a Man Too
  388. This Christmas
  389. Thunder Soul
  390. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  391. To Live & Die in Amerikkka
  392. Toe to Toe
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  394. Tower Heist
  395. Traffic
  396. Transformers
  397. Trinity Goodheart
  398. Trouble the Water
  399. Twenty Feet from Stardom
  400. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas
  401. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds
  402. Unapologetic - D.L. Hughley
  403. United 93
  404. United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
  405. Vanishing Pearls: The Oysterman of Pointe a la Hache
  406. Venus & Serena
  407. Very Young Girls
  408. W. (2008)
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  410. War Dance
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  413. Watchmen
  414. We Are Together
  415. We Need to Talk
  416. We the Party
  417. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
  418. What Black Men Think
  419. When the Levees Broke
  420. White Chicks
  421. White Wedding (2010)
  422. Who’s Your Caddy?
  423. Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
  424. Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
  425. Why We Laugh
  426. William Kunstler
  427. Winnie Mandela
  428. Without the King
  429. Wrath of the Titans
  430. You Got Served
  431. Zero Dark Thirty


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