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Spike Lee's New Jazz-Themed Movie Misses Opportunities for Greatness

Film critic Stephen Schiff says Mo' Better Blues, about a trumpet player's struggles balancing his career with his romantic relationships is at best agreeably messy and, at worst, repugnant, especially in its flagrant, anti-Semetic portrayals of Jewish businessmen.

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Other segments from the episode on August 2, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 2, 1990: Interview with Roger Corman; Review of the best music of the summer; Interview with William Tubman; Review of the film "Mo' Better Blues."

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