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Haitian Movie Review: Les Aventures de Boss Djo by Moise Kharmeliaud

The last Moise Kharmeliaud movie that I saw was so terrible, so horrendous, that I, one of the most patient, let-me-give-them-the-benefit-of-a-doubt movie fans hit the stop button within 12 minutes. Not satisfied with doing just that, I subsequently hit the EJECT button to get that monstrosity out...

We Love You Anne/I Love You Anne 2: How Much Longer Do We Have to Wait?

Am I going to be a senior citizen by the time We Love You Anne is released? The trailer was placed on YouTube nearly three years ago, and still no movie. What exactly is the hold-up? Are the producers waiting for the right time to release it? Because there’s...

A Haitian Romantic Comedy Movie Worth Seeing

Richard J. Arens is not too bad of a director. To my knowledge, he has helmed three movies thus far: Alelouya (which I thought was hilarious), and My Name Is (which I thought was monstrous), and of course Show Kola. It seems that following Show Kola Arens...

Le Cap a La Une: Should it Be Remade?

Le Cap a La Une: Should it Be Remade?

The Gason Makoklen Trilogy by Wilfort Estimable, A Feminist’s Dream?

Some folks aren’t too crazy over Haitian movies made in Canada. Me? I actually find some of them likeable…like Wilfort Estimable’s Gason Makoklen trilogy. Initially, I bought the first two for my grandmother, but once I actually sat down and watched them with her, I actually found it to...

Jonathan Demme’s The Agronomist, or the Story of Jean-Léopold Dominique

If you haven’t seen The Agronomist—-Jonathan Demme’s documentary about Jean-Léopold Dominique, the trailblazing Haitian journalist—you really should allocate about 90 minutes of whatever time you have left in your life span to do so. The helmer of Radio Haiti-Inter died at the age 69 in 2000 from (an) assassin(s) bullets...

Jacques Roc on His Movie Pluie d’Espoir, Haitian Cinema and Its Future

For some, his movie Pluie D’Espoir is by far, one of the best movies to have come out of Haiti, but director-screenwriter-producer Jacques Roc continues to pound the pavement, looking for new ways to depict Haiti on the screen, albeit in a positive manner. Roc was recently an honoree...

Jimmy Jean-Louis Talks About the Toussaint L’ouverture Movie, Family Life and Hollywood

In a matter of years, Jimmy Jean-Louis has become the most prominent black actors in Hollywood and one of the most successful Haitian actors in Hollywood (some would say the most successful). Jean-Louis who immigrated to France while a pre-teen worked first as a model in Europe, then moved...

An Interview With I Love You Anne Film Director Richard Senecal

Richard Senecal. Just say this name to Haitian movie fans, and you get an instant smile, and in the next second, mentions of the movie Cousines and the fan favorite I Love You Anne. A Richard Senecal film to most movie fans means a work of quality, marked with...

Smoye Noisy: An Interview with the Haitian Actor

In the mid-1990s, Haitian actor and film director Jean-Gardy Bien-Aimé took a crew of young actors with him to Cap Haitian, Haiti’s one-time capital in the 19th Century, and the second largest city in Haiti to film his third movie Le Cap a la Une. The film didn’t have...