‘Eve’s Bayou’: Surrender to the Splenderousness!!! (review)

Eve (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is a ten-year-old girl in the not-quite-specified-when past. Her close-knit family includes her edgy mother Roz (Lynn Whitfield), philandering father Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), younger brother Poe (Jake Smollett), teenage sister Cisely (Meagan Good), and aunt Mozelle (Debbi Morgan), a psychic counselor. When Cisely tells Eve that Louis molested her, Eve vowsContinue reading “‘Eve’s Bayou’: Surrender to the Splenderousness!!! (review)”

Kasi Lemmons’s ‘The Caveman’s Valentine’ is Gorgeous and Intense (review)

Romulus (Samuel L. Jackson), also known as the Caveman, is a homeless schizophrenic man. In another life he was a brilliant concert pianist, but he now lives in a cave in Central Park. After coming across a dead body, he decides it’s the work of his phantom enemy Steiberson, and vows to solve the case.Continue reading “Kasi Lemmons’s ‘The Caveman’s Valentine’ is Gorgeous and Intense (review)”