James Brown, “Go Straight to the Ghetto”

December 25, 2011

Happy Xmas (War is Over)

December 25, 2011

Happy Xmas by Philip Martin

Tanner Smith’s Favorite Films of 2011 (with shorts)

December 24, 2011

Tanner Smith is a filmmaker and critic. By Tanner Smith Instead of making a standard list of the top ten “best films” of 2011, I’m going my own route and listing my favorite features. Unlike last year, where I listed …

About 1,500 words on the subject of Christmas movies

December 23, 2011

In this week’s MovieStyle section, my friend Levi Agee writes about Christmas movies that have and will endure. I wish we’d had more room — I’d have liked to have had him expand the piece. I know people are interested, …

Terry Gilliam,“The Christmas Card”

December 22, 2011

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

December 21, 2011

Recommended by my colleaguye Ellis Widner. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Perform “He Said I Can” – Music Videos – Live Performances

The Help Named Best Film of 2011 by the Black Film Critics Circle

December 21, 2011

New York, NY (December 20, 2011) – The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) has voted “THE HELP” Best Film of 2011, Dee Rees Best Director for “PARIAH”, Viola Davis Best Actress for “THE HELP” and Olivier Litondo Best Actor for …

Shelby Earle, “This Christmas is For Us”

December 20, 2011

This Christmas Is For Us by shelbyearl1 Shelby Earl is one of my favorite new artists. Check out her Burn the Boats CD.

SEFCA picks The Descendants, Clooney, Streep and ignores The Beaver

December 19, 2011

I helped certify these results. Like making sausage. The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) has named ‘The Descendants’ the Best Film of 2011. Director Alexander Payne’s bittersweet account of a Hawaiian land trustee facing the truth about his marriage earned …

Some of you saw Etienne, didn’t you?

December 18, 2011