Review: ‘Is That Black Enough For You?!?’ Celebrates an Integral Moment in Film History

Transitioning from the world of criticism to the director's chair can be a daunting task. Some critics have done it over time, but outside of Peter Bogdonovich, few have stuck the landing. However, few critics approach the medium quite like Elvis Mitchell. Mitchell, a former critic for the New York Times and KCRW in Los … Continue reading Review: ‘Is That Black Enough For You?!?’ Celebrates an Integral Moment in Film History

30 Year Anniversary: The Star Creating ‘The King of the New York’ Reigns Supreme

Pulp crime and shoot 'em gangster films have always held a special place in my heart. Thanks to the efforts of Roger Corman and dozens of other 1970s producers, crime films popped off the screen in bunches. Thanks to Blaxploitation and these low-budget romps, what was once demonized for its lack of quality helped launch … Continue reading 30 Year Anniversary: The Star Creating ‘The King of the New York’ Reigns Supreme