Tag Archives: Isaiah Washington

Romeo Must Die - * 1/2*

Jet Li stars in this very loose adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, involving the Chinese and African-American mobs in LA. Jet Li comes to American to avenge his slain brother, and teams with the daughter (Aaliyah) of his family’s rival … Continue reading

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True Crime - *

It is sad to see a movie like True Crime go so horribly, horribly wrong. It has a good director and a very talented cast, all of whom are doing their utmost to enliven the routine story. But at each … Continue reading

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Get On the Bus - * * *

Spike Lee’s alternately poignant and simplistic tale of twenty men’s journey from South Central L.A. to The Million Man March can’t help but grab your attention. Among those on the bus are George (Charles S. Dutton), who helped to organize … Continue reading

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Clockers - * * * 1/2*

A superb drama that is part murder-mystery, part portrait of harsh inner-city life. Mehki Phifer is Strike, a twenty-year-old clocker (a stationary drug dealer), and Isaiah Washington is Victor, his hard working brother. When the local drug lord, Delroy Lindo, … Continue reading

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