REVIEWS OF A FORMER FILM CRITIC – A long time ago I was a film critic. This is a collection of my best reviews, movies I loved, and some that I hated. 12 YEARS A SLAVE (originally reviewed December 2013) Watching director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, it was impossible to keep my mind…

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THE LANDLORD 1970 director: Hal Ashby; starring: Beau Bridges, Diana Sands, Lou Gossett, Jr., Pearl Bailey, Marki Bey, Lee Grant Before the blaxploitation revolution kicked off with an explosion in 1971, there were films in the late 1960s and 1970 that helped to lay the groundwork for what was about to come. While many of…

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