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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