Ronnie Scheib

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Review: 'Joy'

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In producer/writer/helmer/star Jackie Alexander's zero-budget character study, a successful black lawyer learns the hard way that class doesn't trump race in America. When his beautiful, full-of-life…

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Review: 'Cry of the Dove'

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Though replete with spells, witchdoctors and evil spirits, "Cry of the Dove," made for the local direct-to-video market, has little to recommend it. Yet, perhaps because of its bargain-basement sets…

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Review: 'Almodou'

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While opening with sensational newspaper headlines trumpeting actual cases of abuse and murder by Islamic teachers, first-time Senegalese helmer Amadou Thior then weaves a deliberately understated…

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Review: 'Duka's Dilemma'

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Returning to Ethiopia after eight years, ethnographer/documentarian Jane Lydall reconnects with a Hamar woman named Duka. Duka's husband Sago has taken a second wife, an accepted but rare practice…

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