Story | Apr 16, 2014 | 9:15 AM
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Story | Jun 23, 2014 | 4:30 PMAlthough Spike Lee has made it clear from the start that his Kickstarter-funded "blood addiction" drama "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" isn't a remake of 1972's blaxploitation "Blacula," it turns out that the closely guarded project is in fact a remake -- at times scene for scene and shot for shot -- of "Ganja and Hess," playwright and filmmaker Bill Gunn's landmark 1973 indie that used vampirism as an ingenious metaphor for black assimilation, white cultural imperialism and the hypocrisies of organized religion. Four decades on, "Ganja" still packs a primal punch, whereas Lee's version serves as a gory yet oddly bloodless affair that's been made with a lot of craft and energy but ultimately little sense of purpose. Lee's name assures a certain amount of exposure for this hybrid arthouse/grindhouse attraction, but not that much more than his recent, far superior "Red Hook Summer."
Story | Jan 1, 2014 | 5:11 PM
Story | Jan 15, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Distributors GoDigital and Variance Films are merging and naming the new company Amplify, an all-rights film distribution company. GoDigital CEO Logan Mulvey and Variance Films President Dylan Marchetti made the pre-Sundance announcement Wednesday....
Story | Mar 22, 2013 | 12:33 PM