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Baadasssss

Through it all we root for Mario-as-Melvin, who makes a good, likeable hero. —Marty Mapes (review...)

Mario, Melvin, or Sweetback, he's one Baadasssss

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Steve James

  • Life Itself (2014)

    More than movies, Ebert loved Life Itself Review by Marty Mapes: One man changed the way a nation saw the movies

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Sometimes difficult, very frank documentary of a one-of-a-kind critic and newspaperman

  • Stevie (2003)

    Take a good, close look at Stevie Review by Marty Mapes: A voyeuristic look at one American and his broken family