Martha Elba Higareda Cervantes (Spanish pronunciation: is a Mexican actress and screenwriter. Higareda was born in Villahermosa, Mexico, the daughter of actress Martha Cervantes and artist and therapist Jose Luis Higareda, sister of actress Miriam Higareda, she began acting on the stage at a early age, along with dancing jazz, flamenco and folklore. At 14, she moved to Mexico City from her native Tabasco to pursue an acting career, her debut was in theater participating in various plays, including "Little Women" and "Don Juan." Being an advanced student, she entered College several years early at the age of 15. She would attend college in the mornings while going to acting school in the evenings while performing in theater on the weekends. A year her mother and sister moved to Mexico City and attended acting school with her, she had her first TV debut as an anchor hostess in Disney Channel’s Zapping Zone. Alfonso Cuaron came to Mexico City auditioning for Y Tu Mamá También, Martha got the part of Cecilia Huerta, Gael Garcia's girlfriend in the film, but being underage and due to the full on nudity in the movie she was not able to do the role.
Cuaron encouraged her to keep pursuing her acting career. Soon after, she changed her major from Communications to the Performing Arts. In 2002, Higareda had her first leading role in the movie Amarte Duele, directed by Fernando Sariñana, in which she shares credits with Luis Fernando Peña and Alfonso Herrera; the movie became a box office hit. And launched Martha's career giving her the nickname "The Mexican Sweetheart", she received The Silver Goddess award for her performance as female lead and the MTV movies favorite actress award. In 2003 she was offered the lead in a Mexican TV show Enamórate on TV Azteca, next to Yahir, where she shared credits with María Inés Guerra, Martha Cristiana, Fernando Sarfati, Amara Villafuerte, but Higareda's passion was in making movies. Higareda returned with the movie Siete Días next to Jaime Camil, in which she played a girl whose dream is to make U2 come to the city of Monterrey in less than a week, she worked with Carlos Carrera in Sexo, amor y otras perversiones winning another Silver Goddess Award.
And that same year she was nominated as best supporting actress for the Mexican Academy Awards for her role in Fuera del Cielo, In 2007, she came with her latest production Niñas Mal, directed by Fernando Sariñana where she shared credits with Camila Sodi and Ximena Sariñana. The movie produced by Columbia Pictures was a huge success in which Higareda portrayed punk stubborn yet sweet Adela, her unusual haircut and fashion statement became a trend in Mexican teenagers, she booked her first American movie in 2007 Borderland where she shared credits with Brian Presley and Beto Cuevas produced by Lionsgate. The movie was screening in the American Film Market when an Agent approached her, he introduced Martha to Craig Shapiro, whom to this day represents Higareda at ICM Partners. Shapiro convinced Martha to move to LA. In 2008, she moved to Hollywood to audition and study script writing and that same year, she worked in David Ayer's film Street Kings, sharing credits with Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie, Forest Whitaker.
She went back to her country with three finished scripts and at the age of 25 she wrote and produced her first independent film, Te presento a Laura. The movie was in the top ten films in box-office for 10 consecutive weeks, she shot the prequel to the crime/action film Smokin' Aces, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, as a deadly female assassin with poisonous lips. In 2012, she appeared in Hello Herman with Norman Reedus as an American reporter. In Lies in Plain Sight she played the lead role, as a visually impaired woman trying to solve the murder of her sister. For this performance she won an Imagen Awards. In 2014 She wrote and starred in "Casese Quien Pueda" directed by Marco Polo Constandse and produced by Martha and Miri Higareda and Alejandra Cardenas; the movie became the second biggest box office record of its time. This caught the attention of the American Studios. "I wanted not to know the guts of the industry. Making movies it's all a team effort, so if you surround yourself with the best people you learn from them and if you can give an opportunity to those whom you believe in their talent, magical things happen" She won the Mayahuel Award at the Guadalajara International Film Festival for the movie Mariachi Gringo, that same year she played Amparo in the miniseries Carlos.
She worked in USA with director Nikki Caro. In 2016 she starred in No manches Frida, with Edward Allen and Mauricio Arguelles. From Pantelion, Lionsgate and Constantin Film, No Manches Frida was another box office hit, where Higareda plays shy yet passionate Miss Lucy who falls in love with a criminal. Martha pitched Chaparro for the role. Made for $2.5 million, the film made 23 million dollars in the box office. Higareda produced with Miguel Mier, Jimena Rodriguez, Bernardo Rugama the box office success and Mexican adaptation of 3 idiots, a story about following your true passion; this subject has always interested Higareda as she has toured around her country giving inspirational yet grounding talks to teenagers. In 2018, Higareda starred in Netflix's Altered Carbon, a hard-boiled tech noir television series based on the book by Richard K. Morgan, as detective Kristin Ortega. Martha Higareda on IMDb Martha Higareda pictures at Terra
Baby It's You (film)
Baby It's You is a 1983 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Sayles. It stars Vincent Spano; the film, set in 1966 New Jersey, is about a romance between an upper-middle-class Jewish girl named Jill Rosen, bound for Sarah Lawrence College, a blue-collar Italian boy nicknamed the Sheik, who aspires to follow in Frank Sinatra's footsteps. The movie follows their high school experiences during their romance: Jill's success in high school acting productions, Jill's rebuffing of Sheik's sexual advances, Sheik's one-night stand with a sexually active friend of Jill's and a subsequent suicide attempt by that friend. Sheik is expelled from school, after an attempted robbery and subsequent pursuit by local police, Sheik goes to Miami, while Jill subsequently leaves for her first year at Sarah Lawrence in the fall of 1967. At one point in her first year, Jill visits Sheik in Florida during spring break, although she sees how little he has going for him, she has sex with him. In the moments before they undress, their conversation turns to his odd nickname, which he had not explained to Jill when they dated in high school.
"Sheik" is a brand of condoms, he explains--"like Trojans." Some time after Jill returns to college, Sheik arrives at work to find that he has been unceremoniously replaced by a real singer, albeit one with no great talent. This humiliation makes Sheik self-aware of his non-existent opportunities for career success in any endeavor, in response, he steals a car and makes the long drive from Miami to New York, propelled by the romantic notion of reuniting with Jill. Jill's college experience has not been easy or happy: she has not met with the acting or social success she had in high school. Yet, the act of consummating her desire for Sheik has led her to realize that she does not love him, for having had sex with him has moved her past the point of romantic and sexual wonder, left her seeing that they inhabit different social worlds; when Sheik arrives at Sarah Lawrence and does not find Jill, he violently trashes her room and waits for her return. When she does and he declares his love for her, she tells him.
Sheik resists her response and in a moment of quiet dignity, accepts it. Jill reaches out to Sheik, asks him as a favor—for them both, in a sense—if he will take her to a college dance, for which she has otherwise been unable to find a date; the movie ends with this dance, this final scene registers the quick change of pace in popular culture in the mid-1960s. In the midst of the dance, either Jill or Sheik requests that the band, perform "Strangers in the Night", the Sinatra hit, a key part of their high school romance; the film finishes with them slow-dancing. This was Sayles' first film for a major Hollywood studio, he based the screenplay on an autobiographical story by Amy Robinson. The film was co-produced by Robinson and Griffin Dunne and was dedicated to Dunne's sister, actress Dominique Dunne, murdered around the time of the film's production. Rosanna Arquette reflected on the role shortly after the film's theatrical release: "I went to high school for a while, but my experiences were shitty.
Somebody asked me. I put on those knee socks and that skirt and - I don't know. I just felt her." In July 2008, Baby It's You was released on DVD. Film critic Janet Maslin discussed the music in the film and wrote, "Music is a major part of Baby, It's You, as the title may indicate; the score consists of rock songs that more or less correspond to the time, although Sheik's entrances are accompanied by Bruce Springsteen songs. These touches, as well as the impeccable period details and the evocative cinematography by Michael Ballhaus, suggest that Baby, It's You was a labor of love for everyone involved." In a joint review of Baby It's You and another John Sayles film, Rolling Stone's Michael Sragow commented that Sayles has his strengths but is overrated, compared both films unfavorably to his earlier Return of the Secaucus 7. He elaborated that Baby It's You is too ideologically single-minded and suffers from oversights in its storytelling. "it may take twenty minutes for an audience to realize that attends high school and isn't a dropout hanging around."Critic Dennis Schwartz wrote, "It was for indie filmmaker Sayles his first film to be made with financial backing by a major studio, but he swore it would be his last as he was pissed that he lost final editing cut.
For Sayles this is lighter fare than what he tackles, but he fights through all the teenage clichés to give his own spin on this romance, the significance of social-class differences, how it is to grow up by listening to your heart and to change with the times." Wins Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: BSFC Award. Baby It's You on IMDb Baby It's You at AllMovie Baby It's You at Rotten Tomatoes
Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value in exchange for some kind of influence or action in return, that the recipient would otherwise not offer. Bribery is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as the offering, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in charge of a public or legal duty. Bribery is offering to do something for someone for the expressed purpose of receiving something in exchange. Gifts of money or other items of value which are otherwise available to everyone on an equivalent basis, not for dishonest purposes, is not bribery. Offering a discount or a refund to all purchasers is not bribery. For example, it is legal for an employee of a Public Utilities Commission involved in electric rate regulation to accept a rebate on electric service that reduces their cost for electricity, when the rebate is available to other residential electric customers. Giving the rebate to influence them to look favorably on the electric utility's rate increase applications, would be considered bribery.
A bribe is the gift bestowed to influence the recipient's conduct. It may be money, rights in action, preferment, emolument, objects of value, advantage, or a promise to induce or influence the action, vote, or influence of a person in an official or public capacity. Many types of payments or favors can constitute bribes: tip, sop, skim, discount, waived fee/ticket, free food, free ad, free trip, free tickets, sweetheart deal, kickback/payback, inflated sale of an object or property, lucrative contract, campaign contribution, sponsorship/backing, higher paying job, stock options, secret commission, or promotion. One must be careful of differing cultural norms when examining bribery. Expectations of when a monetary transaction is appropriate can differ from place to place. Political campaign contributions in the form of cash, for example, are considered criminal acts of bribery in some countries, while in the United States, provided they adhere to election law, are legal. Tipping, for example, is considered bribery in some societies, while in others the two concepts may not be interchangeable.
In some Spanish-speaking countries, bribes are referred to as "mordida". In Arab countries, bribes may be called baksheesh or "shay". French-speaking countries use the expressions "dessous-de-table", "pot-de-vin", or "commission occulte". While the last two expressions contain inherently a negative connotation, the expression "dessous-de-table" can be understood as a accepted business practice. In German, the common term is Schmiergeld; the offence may be divided into two great classes: the one, where a person invested with power is induced by payment to use it unjustly. The briber might hold a powerful role and control the transaction; the forms that bribery take are numerous. For example, a motorist might bribe a police officer not to issue a ticket for speeding, a citizen seeking paperwork or utility line connections might bribe a functionary for faster service. Bribery may take the form of a secret commission, a profit made by an agent, in the course of his employment, without the knowledge of his principal.
Euphemisms abound for this Bribers and recipients of bribery are numerous although bribers have one common denominator and, the financial ability to bribe. According to BBC news U. K, "bribery around the world is estimated at about $1 trillion"; as indicated on the pages devoted to political corruption, efforts have been made in recent years by the international community to encourage countries to dissociate and incriminate as separate offences and passive bribery. From a legal point of view, active bribery can be defined for instance as the promising, offering or giving by any person, directly or indirectly, of any undue advantage, for himself or herself or for anyone else, for him or her to act or refrain from acting in the exercise of his or her functions.. Passive bribery can be defined as the request or receipt, directly or indirectly, of any undue advantage, for himself or herself or for anyone else, or the acceptance of an offer or a promise of such an advantage, to act or refrain from acting in the exercise of his or her functions.
The reason for this dissociation is to make the early steps of a corrupt deal an offence and, thus, to give a clear signal that bribery is not acceptable. Besides, such a dissociation makes the prosecution of bribery offences easier since it can be difficult to prove that two parties have formally agreed upon a corrupt deal. Besides, there is no such formal deal but only a mutual understanding, for instance when it is common knowledge in a municipality that to obtain a building permit one has to pay a "fee" to the decision maker to obtain a favourable decision. A grey area may exist. United States law is strict in li
Lili Anne Taylor is an American actress notable for her appearances in such award-winning indie films as Mystic Pizza, Say Anything... Dogfight, Short Cuts and I Shot Andy Warhol, as well as several big-budget films such as Ransom, The Haunting, The Conjuring, Public Enemies and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. In television, she has starred in Six Feet Under, Hemlock Grove, Almost Human and both seasons of the anthology series American Crime. Taylor, the fifth of six children, was born in Glencoe, Illinois, a north suburb of Chicago, to Marie and George Park Taylor, an artist and hardware store operator, she grew up in a "warm family environment", has described herself as being "a bit of a searcher" during her childhood. She graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois in 1985. Thereafter, she attended The Theatre School at the Piven Theatre Workshop. Taylor has appeared in dozens of films since 1988, including Dogfight, Mystic Pizza, Rudy, her work has been in independent films and theater.
She played the role of Lisa Kimmel Fisher in the HBO drama Six Feet Under for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. Taylor played supporting roles in Mystic Pizza and Say Anything.... She starred in Dogfight directed by Nancy Savoca, in which she played an unattractive young woman, taken to a cruel contest by a Marine under the pretense of a date. In 1991, she plays Grace, the witty and romantic step-daughter of Faye Dunaway, in the poetic Arizona Dream, directed by Emir Kusturica, co-starring Johnny Depp and Jerry Lewis. In 1993 too, she re-teamed with Savoca for Household Saints. Director Robert Altman hired Taylor in 1993 for his epic Los Angeles drama Short Cuts, in which Taylor shared scenes with Lily Tomlin. Taylor portrayed Valerie Solanas in Mary Harron's I Shot Andy Warhol; the same year, she co-starred in Girls Town with Bruklin Harris and Aunjanue Ellis, where three inner-city friends dealt with a friend's suicide, in Ransom, as caterer who helps her corrupt policeman boyfriend kidnap a rich man's son.
In 1998 she appeared in the X-Files episode "Mind's Eye", was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. The same year, she appeared in John Waters' film Pecker, alongside Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci and Mary Kay Place. In 1999, Taylor starred in Jan de Bont's remake of The Haunting. In 2001, Taylor appeared in the independent feature Julie Johnson; the film, co-starring Courtney Love, centered on a Long Island mother and housewife who leaves her husband to pursue her dream of studying science. In early 2004, Taylor made her New York City stage debut in Wallace Shawn's Aunt Dan and Lemon in the role of Lemon. Taylor won the 2005 Best Actress award at the Copenhagen International Film Festival for her role in Factotum. In 2006, Taylor worked again with Mary Harron in The Notorious Bettie Page. Taylor starred in the Lifetime cable network's hour-long comedy-drama series State of Mind, as a New Haven therapist dealing with a divorce and a parade of quirky clients.
She played the daughter of Frank Langella's character in Andrew Wagner's 2007 drama Starting Out in the Evening. In the 2008 film The Promotion, Taylor played Lori Wehlner, the wife of John C. Reilly's character. In 2009, Taylor played Sheriff Lillian Holley of Lake County, who incarcerates John Dillinger, in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. In 2011, Fence Books released Taylor's audio recording of poet Ariana Reines' Save The World. In 2014 she starred alongside Chloë Grace Moretz in the off-Broadway play The Library directed by Steven Soderbergh. In 2015, Taylor co-starred in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, as Dr. Mary Cooper, "a doctor who helps Thomas and his fellow Gladers". Filming began at the end of October, the movie was released on September 18, 2015. Taylor is married to writer Nick Flynn, with whom she has Maeve Taylor-Flynn. Taylor is an activist for conservation issues those having to do with birds, she sits on the boards of both National Audubon Society. She introduced Louise Post and Nina Gordon, founding members of 1990s alternative band Veruca Salt, at a party in Chicago in 1993.
Taylor is a three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee. Recognized for her extensive work in American independent film, she has been nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, winning Best Supporting Female for her performance in Household Saints, she was nominated for Best Female Lead for Bright Angel and The Addiction, again for Best Supporting Female for Girls Town. In 1996, she received a Special Recognition award from the Sundance Film Festival for her performance in Mary Harron's I Shot Andy Warhol, in which she portrayed Valerie Solanas. Ten years in 2006, she was honored with the Excellence in Acting Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival. Lili Taylor on IMDb Lili Taylor at the Internet Broadway Database Lili Taylor at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Passion Fish is a 1992 American film written and directed by John Sayles. The film stars Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Vondie Curtis-Hall, David Strathairn, Leo Burmester, Angela Bassett, it tells the story of a soap opera star, paralyzed after being struck by a taxi, forced to return to her family home and rely upon a series of nurses, forcing each of them to leave her employment until one shows up guaranteed to stay. May-Alice Culhane, a New York daytime soap opera actress, is left paralyzed after an accident on her way to getting her legs waxed, which she finds ironic; as the film opens, she lies in a hospital bed and scared, watching her own show on TV and shrieking, "That was supposed to be my close-up!" With no other options, she returns to her family's old and empty home in Louisiana, where she drinks hard, offends every caregiver and wallows in self-pity. Her outlook begins to change with the arrival of a nurse with her own life problems; the two find a heartfelt connection with each other, as a result, their lives subtly change.
It holds a 100% "Certified Fresh" and average rating of 7.7/10 on review site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 23 reviews. Passion Fish received a limited release on December 9, 1992, running for one week, the minimum required to make it eligible for consideration at the next year's Academy Awards; the film earned $36,332 in the week from showings in two theaters. After receiving Academy Award nominations in February 1993, the film was released to 191 theaters, where it earned over 99% of its gross of $4.8 million. Passion Fish on IMDb Passion Fish at AllMovie Passion Fish at Rotten Tomatoes Passion Fish film trailer on YouTube
Mary Nell Steenburgen is an American actress and singer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing the role of Lynda Dummar in Jonathan Demme's 1980 film Melvin and Howard. Steenburgen, who studied at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse in the 1970s received a Golden Globe nomination for the 1981 film Ragtime, a BAFTA TV Award nomination for the 1985 miniseries Tender is the Night and an Emmy Award nomination for the 1988 TV film The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank, her other film appearances include Cross Creek, Back to the Future Part III, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Brave One, Step Brothers, The Proposal, The Help. Steenburgen was born in Newport, Arkansas, to Nellie Mae, a school-board secretary, Maurice Hoffman Steenburgen, a freight-train conductor who worked at the Missouri Pacific Railroad, she has Nancy Kelly, a teacher. Her ancestry includes Dutch, English and Welsh. In 1971, she enrolled at Hendrix College to study drama.
She subsequently traveled to Dallas at the suggestion of her drama teacher where she auditioned for New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse. Steenburgen moved to Manhattan in 1972 after being selected by the Neighborhood Playhouse to study acting, she worked for Doubleday while studying under Will Esper. Steenburgen's break came when she was discovered by Jack Nicholson in the reception room of Paramount's New York office, was cast as the female lead in his second directorial work, the 1978 Western Goin' South. Steenburgen had a leading role in the 1979 film Time After Time as a modern woman who falls in love with author H. G. Wells, played by her future first husband, Malcolm McDowell. In her third film, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1980 film Melvin and Howard, playing Lynda Dummar, the wife of Melvin Dummar a trucker and aspiring singer, who claimed to have befriended reclusive eccentric Howard Hughes. Another notable film appearance came in the well-received 1983 film Cross Creek, in which she played Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling.
In 1985, she starred in the movie One Magic Christmas as a mother and wife who falls on devastating times at Christmas only to rely on a Christmas miracle to save her family. In 1989 she played the wife of Steve Martin's character in Parenthood. In Back to the Future Part III, Steenburgen played Clara Clayton, a school teacher who falls in love with Doc Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd, she was persuaded to play the role by her children, as well as by fans of the Back to the Future films, reprised the role by providing the character's voice in Back to the Future: The Animated Series. Other performances have been: in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, as a woman, having an affair with the title character, she has appeared in the comedy films Step Brothers, starring Will Ferrell, playing the mother of Ferrell's character. Dirty Girl, which features Steenburgen along with Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich and William H. Macy, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2010, she appeared in the critically acclaimed film The Help, starring alongside Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Bryce Dallas Howard, had a featured role as a lounge singer, the romantic interest in a love triangle, in the 2013 comedy Last Vegas.
She had a small part in the 2015 film A Walk in the Woods as Jeannie. In 2018, Steenburgen starred opposite Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen in the romantic comedy film Book Club. In television, Steenburgen appeared as Kate Montgomery in Ink with her husband, Ted Danson, co-starred with Danson as Mary Gulliver in Gulliver's Travels, she has a recurring role as herself with Danson in Curb Your Enthusiasm. Steenburgen co-starred as Helen Girardi, the mother of Amber Tamblyn's title character in Joan of Arcadia. In 2011, she had a recurring role as Josephine in the HBO sitcom Bored to Death with Danson again. Steenburgen starred as Anastasia Lee in the 2011 FX pilot, Outlaw Country, but it was passed by the network, she appeared on FX in the dark sitcom Wilfred from 2011 through 2013 as Catherine Newman, the title character's eccentric and mentally ill mother. Steenburgen had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock from 2012 to 2013 where she played Diana Jessup. In 2014, she began a recurring role as former Dixie Mafia boss Katherine Hale in the fifth and sixth seasons of Justified.
On June 13, 2014, it was announced that Steenburgen would have a recurring role as Delia in the Netflix crime comedy-drama Orange Is the New Black in the third season. From 2015 to 2018, she starred as Gail Klosterman on the comedy series The Last Man on Earth. After minor surgery on her arm, on April 17, 2007, which required a general anesthetic, Steenburgen developed a new passion for singing and songwriting, she by 2017 had composed more than 40 songs. She has collaborated with musicians from Nashville and was signed to Universal Music as a songwriter. In Last Vegas, Steenburgen plays a lounge singer and performs one of her original compositions on screen. In 1978, Steenburgen met and began dating actor Malcolm McDowell while both were co-starring in
The Brother from Another Planet
The Brother from Another Planet is a 1984 science fiction film written and edited by John Sayles. It stars Joe Morton as "The Brother", an alien and escaped slave who, while fleeing "Another Planet", has crash-landed and hides in Harlem; the sweet-natured and honest Brother looks like an ordinary African American man, distinguished only by his being mute and—although other characters in the film never see them—his feet, which each have three large toes. Upon arrival in Ellis Island, the Brother displays psychic powers, being able to hear the experiences of the immigrants that came before him, he is able to regenerate a foot that he lost after crashing in the ocean to a shark bite. The Brother has telekinetic powers but, unable to speak, he struggles to express himself and adjust to his new surroundings, including a stint in the Job Corps at a video arcade in Manhattan. People ask him where he is from, he points his thumb upwards. The Brother has escaped enslavement on the planet; this is made evident in the film.
He points to an illustration, displayed in the museum, depicting an enslaved African American, running away, points to himself, indicating a similarity. He frees a dog on a busy street from its tether, he is chased by two white Men in Black. The Brother meets a variety of people, including the black habitués of Odell's bar, the nice Mrs. Carter who gives him a place to stay, a card trickster on the subway, a couple of young white Midwestern men who wander by accident into Odell's and attempt to befriend him by talking about Ernie Banks, street junkies who rob him and injure him, a friendly cop, new to Harlem. Captivated by posters for a black singer, Malverne, he earns the money to attend one of her singing gigs and has a tryst with her. Seeing some dead junkies on the street, he samples the remainder of their product and hates the result. After this, the movie changes into a darker, if not dark, tone, he recognizes some graffiti as language from his own planet. In his own bizarre and alien way, he watches the drug dealers and teaches one of the top honchos a lesson.
The Men in Black capture him but they find themselves facing a neighborhood of black people who support the Brother. Cornered, the Men In Black destroy themselves. After taking the A train, the Brother smiles into the camera. Sayles describes this movie as being about the immigrant experience of assimilation, he spent part of his MacArthur Fellows "genius" grant on the film. Variety called it "vastly amusing but progressively erratic" film structured as a "series of behavioral vignettes, are genuinely delightful and inventive". Vincent Canby called it a "nice, unsurprising shaggy-dog story that goes on far too long" but singled out "Joe Morton's sweet, unaggressive performance." Roger Ebert gave the film three-and-a-half stars out of four, saying "the movie finds countless opportunities for humorous scenes, most of them with a quiet little bite, a way of causing us to look at our society", noting that "by using a central character who cannot talk, is sometimes able to explore the kinds of scenes that haven't been possible since the death of silent film."The A.
V. Club, in a 2003 review of the film's DVD release, says the film's superhero scenes are "often unintentionally silly, but again, Sayles shapes a catchy premise into a subtler piece, using Morton's'alien' status as a way of asking who deserves to be called an outsider in a country born of outsiders". Afrofuturism in film The Brother from Another Planet on IMDb The Brother from Another Planet at Rotten Tomatoes The Brother from Another Planet at Box Office Mojo The Brother from Another Planet at AllMovie The Brother from Another Planet film preview at YouTube