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  • Film Review: 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus'

    Although 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."
  • Jaden Smith to star in film of James McBride's 'The Good Lord Bird'

    Jaden Smith will play Little Onion, the young slave who joins John Brown's team of abolitionists in a film adaptation of James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird," Deadline reports. The satirical take on a serious era in America's history won McBride the...

    GoDigital, Variance Films Merging, Forming Distribution Company Amplify

    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....

    "Project Runway" star blends fashion with costumes in "Porgy and Bess"

    "Project Runway" star blends fashion with costumes in "Porgy and Bess"
    It’s an unlikely mash-up, but when “Porgy and Bess” comes to West Palm Beach for eight shows Jan. 7-12, it will be the Gershwins meets “Project Runway.” That’s because the Tony Award-nominated costumer for the show is...

    Bruce Hornsby's Portsmouth show will include lots of improv and patches of bluegrass

    Bruce Hornsby's Portsmouth show will include lots of improv and patches of bluegrass
    On the new bluegrass live album by Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs, near the end of the tune "Toy Heart," Hornsby takes a rollicking solo piano break that connects ragtime and gospel with the high, lonesome sound of Appalachian string-band music. When...