Black Mama, White Mama
First screened in July 2014
Director: Eddie Romero. Cast: Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Zaldy Zshornack, Eddie Garcia, Vic Diaz, Alfonso Carvajal, Lynn Borden, Laurie Burton, Alone Alegre, Wendy Green, Lotis Key, Subas Herrero, Bruno Punzalan, Jess Ramos. Screenplay: H.R. Christian (based on an original screen story by Joe Viola and, holy cow, Jonathan Demme).

Twitter Capsule: Woman-led, grindhouse Defiant Ones has verve across the board, if not much grace. Dizzying on sex and race.

VOR:   When it's not baring or humiliating women to little end, its politics of multiracial revolution are interesting. Rejecting the poise of Curtis/Poitier is a blessing and a curse.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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