French Films I Hope Hollywood Doesn't Remake

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I saw Point Blank this weekend, and really enjoyed it. Anything I can say about it would make it sound dumber than it is. Not that it's smart--smart isn't the point. It's just really, really, really entertaining--and entertaining without bombastic excess.


For the pan-Africanist in you--I know we got a few--there's the baddest Moroccan brother I've seen in ages. The whole way these French films deal with black people (or even people who just look "black") seems really different. They seem to show up incidentally, and without baggage.

Anyway, I'd hate to see this flick dumbed down and fattened up. It works as it is. A taut, slim joy-ride. 

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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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