“Luv” (2012)

. July 31, 2013.

“Luv” (2012), directed by Sheldon Candis — An interesting film that must have gone straight to DVD/Netflix/online, in which Common (the rapper) stars as an ex-con trying to go legit. When he takes his 11-year-old nephew (Michael Rainey, Jr.) along for a day of work, a disastrous turn schools the kid about crime and adulthood. The chemistry between Michael Rainey, Jr and Common is actually quite good.    —SJA