Monthly Archives: December 2012

Blaxploitation Archive – BOSS NIGGER

BAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which … Continue reading

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2012 in Review (or, Shit I Got Done While You Were Doing Nothing, Even Though I Didn’t Always Get Paid For Doing It)

The inevitability of looking back at the year gone by is a trap many of us fall into, and in falling, we often become obsessed with everything that went wrong. We become haunted by the resolutions we didn’t maintain, the … Continue reading

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BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and Squalor Porn: Examining Cinema’s Preferred View of the Black Existence in America

It’s not that I didn’t like director Benh Zietlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, because there were certainly aspects of the film I appreciated. The production design was amazing, parts of the story were compelling, and the performances by Quvenzhané … Continue reading

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spaghetti western archive – A FEW DOLLARS FOR DJANGO and DJANGO KILLS SILENTLY

It should come as no great surprise that there is no character named Django in A Few Dollars for Django, which is just one of the many problems with this in-name-only sequel that typifies much of what’s wrong with most … Continue reading

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spaghetti western archive – DJANGO (or, Everything You Need to Know About DJANGO, But Didn’t Know You Needed to Know)

With Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained coming to theaters in just a few weeks, it seems appropriate to share a little information about the original Django, as well as the spaghetti western genre. As far as the uninformed and uninitiated are … Continue reading

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