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Craig Brewer Readies '$5 Cover', Adds New Projectnew

While Craig Brewer has been at the Sundance Film Festival this week promoting his upcoming Web series $5 Cover alongside a group of his Memphis collaborators, he's also added yet another potential project to his to-do list.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Chris Herrington  |  01-23-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Hot and Bothersomenew

Writer-director Craig Brewer hasn't exactly made a traditional grindhouse film, though -- ­you see, this one's a grindhouse film with heart.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  03-02-2007  |  Reviews

A Blues Howlnew

Like a steady 12-bar blues progression, Black Snake Moan lays down a groove and works the chords over and over 'til they're all spent.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  03-01-2007  |  Reviews

Baby Dullnew

Hustle & Flow director's follow-up doesn't so much moan but suck.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Felicia Feaster  |  03-01-2007  |  Reviews

Hussy 'n' Flownew

God-fearing black man tames slutty white girl as Brewer's South rises again.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Rob Nelson  |  03-01-2007  |  Reviews

Blues Roots Take Hold In Craig Brewer's Gothic Tale of Redemption

The title Black Snake Moan comes from Texas bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson's song about going blind, and the swampy imagery serves as a beacon of primal anguish for writer/director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow).
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  02-23-2007  |  Reviews

Second Act: Craig Brewer Isn't Interested in Playing it Safenew

The Hustle & Flow director takes an unexpected turn with Black Snake Moan, a pulpy Southern Gothic tale starring a white "nymphomaniac."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Chris Herrington  |  02-23-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Chained By The Bluesnew

Black Snake Moan courts profitable controversy with its images of a black man holding a white woman in chains -- but Brewer's film is a well-written, well-acted drama which reveals surprising depths of character and emotion.
Port Folio Weekly  |  Gregory Epps  |  02-21-2007  |  Reviews

I Love the '70s

Craig Brewer awkwardly mixes exploitation cinema with therapy in Black Snake Moan.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  02-20-2007  |  Reviews

Feeling Hustled

Resist the Rocky redemption references -- strong performances aside, Hustle & Flow is a lazy and somewhat ignorant empty gesture.
Columbus Alive  |  Nikki Davis  |  07-25-2005  |  Reviews

The New King of Memphisnew

Young directors staring down their first commercial release don't often get a celebrity rollout -- but director Craig Brewer is an exception.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Chris Davis and Chris Herrington  |  07-25-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews


All the grit but none of the realism of John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood is found in Brewer's split-personality portrait of the Memphis hood.
Missoula Independent  |  Jason Wiener  |  07-22-2005  |  Reviews

Rocky Meets the Mean Streets of Memphisnew

In a true starmaking turn, Terrence Howard commands the screen as a down-on-his-luck pimp and aspiring rapper.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  07-22-2005  |  Reviews

A Pimp Seeks Redemptionnew

Writer/director Craig Brewer offers a harsh, credible portrayal of low-level Memphis criminality and reveals the importance hip-hop can play in "the Life."
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  07-22-2005  |  Reviews

From Pimp to Rapnew

Hustle and Flow has a lot going against it, but its star and director push it to success.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  07-21-2005  |  Reviews

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