Driven by the discreet charm of lead Craig Robinson, writer-helmer Tina Gordon Chism's domestic comedy holds together just well enough.
Melvin Van Peebles
Emotionally satisfying tale about a young man in need of a mentor and an older fellow in search of forgiveness.
The seminal multihyphenate auteur of "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" has just reinvented himself -- cleverly, as it happens -- as a video artiste.
Vivid, inventive docu about eclectic multihyphenate Melvin Van Peebles proves conclusively that truth can be more fascinating and better structured than fiction. "Watermelon" makes "Baadasssss!" -…
Revival of Melvin Van Peebles' rarely staged ghetto musical is a mixed bag that often feels like a workshop production -- refreshingly raw, yet messy and undisciplined as it struggles to find its…
Mario Van Peebles' entertaining re-creation of the production circumstances surrounding father Melvin Van Peebles' 1971 feature "Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song," a then-controversial smash hit…
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