A ‘Starlet’ just waiting to be discovered

Out now on DVD and Blu-ray: The less you know about Starlet in advance, the better. But even knowing the big surprise in advance doesn’t detract from what a good movie Starlet turns out to be —nor does it prepare you for how unexpectedly poignant the ending is. Read more [...]

A mini ‘Wire’ reunion in Spike Lee’s ‘Red Hook Summer’

It’s a pleasure to see some familiar faces from The Wire in Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer, even if a couple of the actors are underused. The movie is anchored by a fierce performance by Clarke Peters as Bishop Enoch Rouse — a role that shows how Peters has been able to avoid typecasting after breaking through as Lester Freamon on The Wire. Read more [...]