1. ‘The Color Purple’ completes its musical journey back to the screen with flying colors

    By Review by Brian Lowry, CNN Completing the cycle from book to movie to musical to movie musical, “The Color Purple” lands on screen with its vibrant colors intact, opening up the musical numbers for the screen and showcasing the sensational cast. Spanning decades, the film versi
  2. The Color Purple Is a Sturdy Song-Delivery System

    Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, and Taraji P. Henson get the job done. By Richard Lawson Few modern literary works are as enduring as The Color Purple , Alice Walker ’s Pulitzer-winning 1982 novel. It was adapted into a beloved, if also criticized, Steven Spielberg film in 1985, a