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Sheldon Candis

LUV

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Never has contributing to the delinquency of a minor been so wonderfully tragic and compelling. Sometimes Woody Watson, an 11 year-old, is a vulnerable kid. "Only one place I have is OK. Inside me where I can hide everything."

Movie Review: LUV

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sheldon Candis' LUV is a rough coming-of-age tale that establishes Common as a rapper who could easily put his music career behind him and concentrate on acting.

Dennis Haysbert and Writer-Director Sheldon Candis Talk Tough LUV

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The heart of America beats hard, fast and true in LUV, the debut feature by Sheldon Candis. Part spiritual autobiography, part crumpled Valentine to Baltimore, all coming-of-age saga, LUV presents a breakout performance by young Michael Rainey, Jr.

Sundance, Ice-T, and Shades of the American Race in Cinema

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Courtney Garcia

Representation of the collective diaspora has always been thwarted by our need to classify films according to races other than white. Still, while labels can be debilitating, they can also be manipulated.