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Review: Tyler Perry's Good Deeds

Tyler Perry is no Douglas Sirk. In his latest melodrama, his uptight exec, San Francisco software company CEO Wesley Deeds, is no Madea, either. Hell, Deeds doesn't even know who he is himself.
Perry's latest melodrama
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 02, 2012
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Review: For Colored Girls

Can a mid-'70s play consisting of 20 monologues delivered by seven women survive the transition to movie screens in 2010? The short answer: not if it's adapted by Tyler Perry.
Tyler Perry turns Ntozake Shange’s “choreopoem” into . . . a Tyler Perry movie.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 30, 2010
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Heavy lifting

It was political oppression that finally put an end to Federico Garcia Lorca, but the homosexual poet was well aware that sexual repression was as consequential a danger in the provincial Spain of his 1936 play  The House of Bernarda Alba .
PBRC’s rage-filled House of Bernarda Alba  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 23, 2006