Tag Archives: Angela Bassett

Cinema Review – Chi-Raq

Based on the play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, Chi-Raq takes the events from Ancient Greece and sets them in the south side of present day Chicago. When gun violence gets worse and a young girl is killed, Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris) takes it upon herself to bring the wife’s and girlfriend of rival gangs the Trojans and the Spartans together, and institute a sex strike until peace reigns and violence comes to an end. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Black Nativity

When his mother receives an eviction notice of their home in Baltimore, teenager Langston (Jacob Latimore) is sent to spend Christmas with his estranged grandparents in New York. Determined to help his mother out, Langston starts down a potentially destructive path, until he discovers the truth about his family. Continue reading

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