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“Honeydripper” named a 2008 movie to watch

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Indie director John Sayles’ “Honeydripper” which boasts a cast led by Danny Glover and Charles S. Dutton was named one of 12 movies to watch for in 2008.  Says Slate.com’s Andrew O’Hehir:

“Honeydripper,” his new movie about the moment when rhythm & blues became rock ‘n’ roll — which Sayles situates in a fictional Alabama town in 1950 — isn’t quite in that class, but it’s an engaging, high-integrity picture featuring one of Danny Glover’s best performances and a strong supporting cast that includes Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach and Vondie Curtis-Hall, along with real-life blues-guitar prodigy Gary Clark Jr.

O’Hehir’s writing about “Honeydripper” is worth a click over to Slate.

We leave you with this: “Honeydripper” offers a leisurely, atmospheric production with lots of time to appreciate his largely African-American cast, along with rocking musical interludes and just the faintest wash of spirituality.

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Written by Symphony

January 2, 2008 at 10:30 pm

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