BadAzz MoFo’s Blaxploitation Archive – Jamaa Fanaka’s EMMA MAE (a.k.a. Black Sister’s Revenge)

February 5, 2018

EMMA MAE (a.k.a. Black Sister’s Revenge) 1975 director: Jamaa Fanaka; starring: Jerri Hayes When you sit down to watch a Jamaa Fanaka film you have to know there’s more going on than meets the eye. On the surface Fanaka makes films that some people might argue look a bit like crap–technical ineptitude, bad acting, and…

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BadAzz MoFo’s Blaxploitation Archive – DEATH OF A SNOWMAN

February 4, 2018

Death of a Snowman (a.k.a. Soul Patrol, Black Trash) 1976 – director: Christopher Rowley; starring: Nigel Davenport, Ken Gampu Back in the early days of home video, when studios were much slower to release new movies, and video tapes were usually rented at grocery stores, there was a glut of exploitation titles to choose from.…

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BadAzz MoFo’s Blaxploitation Archive – COUNTDOWN AT KUSINI (a.k.a. COOL RED)

February 3, 2018

Countdown at Kusini (a.k.a. Cool Red) – 1976, director: Ossie Davis; starring: Greg Morris, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis Within the ranks of black films of the 1970s, there are a handful of titles that remain shrouded with an air of mystery. These are the “lost” films of the blaxploitation era, of which there are two…

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Lessons in Black History – Ousamane Sembène and CAMP DE THIAROYE

February 2, 2018

Ousamane Sembène – Born in Senegal in 1923, Ousamane Sembène grew up in a blue collar environment, working a variety of manual labor jobs. In 1947 he made his way to France, became involved in the labor union movement, joined the Communist Party, and was introduced to the works of writers like Claude McKay. Inspired…

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BadAzz MoFo’s Blaxploitation Archive – BABY NEEDS A NEW PAIR OF SHOES

February 2, 2018

BABY NEEDS A NEW PAIR OF SHOES 1974 (a.k.a. Jive Turkey; Nigger Rich; Get Nigger Rich on Number 666) director: Bill Brame; starring: Paul Harris, Frank deKova, Serena Considering the fact that Bill Brame’s only other blaxploitation flick was the rectum-reamingly bad MISS MELODY JONES, it’s amazing that this film isn’t worse. Don’t mistake what…

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BadAzz MoFo’s Blaxploitation Archive – ABAR: THE FIRST BLACK SUPERMAN

February 1, 2018

ABAR: THE FIRST BLACK SUPERMAN (a.k.a In Your Face) 1977 director: Frank Packard; starring Tobar Mayo, and a bunch of people you’ve never heard of. Of the almost 300 movies that comprise the genre and the era of blaxploitation, there are quite a few made by filmmakers and actors who only turned out one or…

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BAMF Film Review Archive – SNOW DOGS

December 15, 2017

I’ve never stopped to add up all the film reviews that I have written over the years, but it is well into the thousands. I’ve written reviews that people loved, and reviews that people have hated. I’ve written reviews that have gotten me laid, and reviews that have gotten me into fights. The NAACP once…

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New York Comic Con 2017

October 1, 2017

I will be at the New York Comic Con this year, in Artist Alley, Table F13. Please stop by and visit.

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The Return of Something…Well…Something

September 7, 2017

Welcome. Let me start by apologizing to all of you who have been following me and/or BadAzz MoFo online for any length of time. For a variety of reasons, my posts have become fewer and more far between the last few years. I’m working on changing that, starting with the launch of this new site.…

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blaxploitation archive – TRUCK TURNER

April 7, 2014

BAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which is now available for purchase. TRUCK TURNER 1974 (a.k.a. Black Bullet) director: Jonathan Kaplan; starring:…

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