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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: John Ford (“The Searchers,” “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” “Stagecoach,” “My Darling Clementine”), Howard Hawks (“Rio Bravo,” “Red River”), Clint Eastwood (“Unforgiven,” “The Outlaw Josie Wales”) and Sergio Leone (“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “Once Upon a Time in the West,” “For a Few Dollars More”).

 

Hip-hop fans nostalgic for the good/bad old days of West Cost-East Coast blood feuds between Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls (aka the Notorious B.I.G.) can look forward to "Notorious," George Tillman Jr.'s biopic of Biggie - known to his mother (played here by Angela Bassett) as Christopher Wallace.

First-timer Jamal Woolard stars as Biggie, with Anthony Mackie as Tupac and the astonishingly prolific Derek Luke as Sean Combs (whose multiplying aliases we decline to enumerate).

Playing the fuel

Jun 17, 2008

Anyone dismayed at missing last weekend's screening of "GasHole,"  a new documentary on stratospheric oil prices and alternative energy, can take heart: The Hi-Pointe provides another opportunity to see the film this weekend. Times are 7:15 p.m. June 20 and 2:30, 4:45 and 7:15 p.m. June 21-22. Cost is $8.75 general admission, $6.75 for students and seniors.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Robert Hunt, who is already firmly established as our most prolific correspondent, has been writing on film for nearly 30 years, appearing in an array of publications, both here and elsewhere. His lengthiest association was with the Riverfront Times, where he served as a film and DVD critic in the 1980s and '90s. Robert was also the manager of the Tivoli Theatre, curated (and self-financed) several excellent film series (I remember him manning the projector for a screening of "Mean Streets" in the late '70s at the First Unitarian Church), and was the first artistic director of the St. Louis Film Festival (before "International" was added to our name).

Robert Hunt, who is already firmly established as our most prolific correspondent, has been writing on film for nearly 30 years, appearing in an array of publications, both here and elsewhere. His lengthiest association was with the Riverfront Times, where he served as a film and DVD critic in the 1980s and '90s.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Welcome to Cinema St. Louis' new blog, The Lens.