James Mardis

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  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    Nightjohn, the new film by acclaimed director Charles Burnett, recounts the mythical journeys of an escaped slave named John (Carl Lumbly) who returns to bondage after having learned to read. With his intellect freed by literacy, he undertakes a m...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    Mardis Note: The 26th Annual USA Film Festival runs Thursday, April 18 through Thursday, April 25. All screenings are at the AMC Glen Lakes Theatre, 9450 North Central Expressway at Walnut Hill Lane. All tickets, available exclusively through Tick...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    Jimmy Fowler In alphabetical order: Chicken Hawk. One of the much-lamented Major Theatre's last screenings was this controversial documentary about NAMBLA, the North American Man Boy Love Association. A must-see for anyone who believes he or she u...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    There is a scene from the long-awaited film version of Waiting to Exhale, tenderly crafted by director Forest Whitaker, that will take your breath away. Sitting in a hotel bar after being trounced by her soon-to-be ex-husband in preliminary divorc...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    White Man's Burden has a lofty goal: to put the races in the other guy's shoes. But being released as it is in the wake of O.J. Simpson's acquittal, White Man's Burden comes off as a Hollywood knee-jerk take on race--something like those "in-depth...

  • 20 years ago

    Diva do and don't Since departing the Supremes in 1970 and parting company with the talents of Motown's hit-making songwriting factory (Holland-Dozier-Holland), Diana Ross has soared upon and sunk beneath the crashing waves of Stardom. She has bee...

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