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A Raisin In The Sun Review


Excellent
Sidney Poitier is on fire, as usual, in this play adaptation -- something in the vein of A Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey into Night, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Poitier's family faces racial prejudice as it moves into a new home in an all-white neighborhood while entering an ill-advised business venture that leaves them penniless. The struggle to triumph in the face of adversity transcends the film being pegged as a civil rights picture, and thanks to the leadership of Poitier, a classic is born.

The Big Tease Review


Good
Cut, Curl, Crimp, Color. The Big Tease is a mockumentary tracing flamboyant gay hairdresser Crawford Mackenzie's (Craig Ferguson - The Drew Carey Show) unlikely journey from Scotland to Los Angeles in his quest to win the World International Hairdressing Federation's (WIHF) Platinum Scissors Competition. The adventurous bumbling begins when MacKenzie mistakes a form letter - asking him to be part of the audience - for an invitation to compete against three of the world's top stylists, including his idol and the reigning Platinum Scissors holder Stig Ludwiggssen (David Rasche).

Accompanied by filmmaker Martin (Chris Langham - BBC's Kiss Me Kate), Mackenzie travels to LA, where he plans to finally claim the artistic recognition and fame that his small Scotland hometown can't offer. (Except for that time he got to dry Sean Connery's toupee after it fell into some water on a golf course). Upon arriving in California, he kicks up his kilt and happily takes advantage of what he assumes are complimentary hotel amenities, only to wake up to the reality of a maxed out credit card. His passport now held collateral on his outstanding charges, he proceeds to WIHF headquarters, expecting to clear up the confusion and get reimbursed. Unfortunately, WIHF President Monique (Mary McCormack) is not about to pick up the tab for Mackenzie's misunderstanding, nor does she plan to allow him to enter the competition. Undaunted, the remainder of the comedy unfolds in his search of any and every way to gain entry in the prestigious contest. Antics include befriending celebrity promoter Candy Harper (Frances Fisher), calling on Sean Connery (to return a favor), and visiting a testosterone-oozing Senator whose company sponsors the WIHF event.

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