Nia Long

  • Film

    March 20, 2014

    Missing Dads

    Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club Isn’t Bad if You Bring a Bullshit Detector.

  • Film

    March 13, 2014

    Missing Dads

    Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club isn’t bad if you bring a bullshit detector.

  • Film

    November 14, 2013

    Best Man Holiday Is a Welcome Return for a Underappreciated Genre

    Welcome, Best Man Holiday. Black ensemble comedies have been away far too long.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Lil' Keke's 11 Favorite Gangster Movies

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to ‚ÄčAs research for an upcoming music feature, we met up w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    New DVDs This Week: Good Hair by Chris Rock

    This is bad hair: that ratty, tatty, tangle of hair that has been relaxed, greased and flattened to within an inch of its life sitting atop the heads of lots of African American women (and some men). Since it won't do anything even slightly Vanessa Williams-like (no bouncing curls or windswept ... More >>

  • Film

    November 4, 2004

    Candy Caine

    Jude Law's Alfie puts a pretty face on what was an ugly story

  • Film

    February 17, 2000

    $tocks and Bonding

    Boiler Room steams with the stark greed of go-for-brokers

  • Film

    August 26, 1999

    Deep Shallow

    Undercover cop film is underdeveloped, too

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Riding the Rap

    A new book chronicles the bloody rise and fall of Death Row Records

  • Film

    March 13, 1997