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William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
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Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

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Good Hair

None November 5th, 2009


African hair "” the subject of "Good Hair" "” seems the kind of topic destined to be used to raise and indict issues like the effects of white culture on black culture, black culture for letting white culture influence it, black women for participating in a wasteful and potentially dangerous cosmetic farce, and even exploitative global trading practices.

And while those criticisms are certainly implied, at its heart, "Good Hair" is mostly just a neat bit of cultural anthropology that asks a lot of questions and lets the answers speak for themselves, without trying too hard to teach the world a lesson.

Chris Rock ("Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa") starts with a simple frame for his examination of black hair care: His grade school-aged daughters want to know why they don't have "good" hair; Rock doesn't know what to say.

He embarks on an exploration of attitudes about "black" hair and the various nostrums, elixirs, potions and remedies used to "fix" it. He interviews actors (Nia Long, Raven-Symon

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