|Belly (DVD, 2001, Sensormatic)|
|Belly DVD, DMX, Nas, Hassan Johnson, Taral Hicks, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins,|
Marlton, NJ, USA
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''Belly'' is a film that begs for a pat on the head for its virtue while catering to cinematic tastes more interested in crotch shots, topless dancers, wall-sized television screens, ganja galore and, wherever possible, crime without punishment, all to the accompaniment of a high-octane soundtrack.
In ''Belly,'' Mr. Williams, a graduate of music videos making his feature film debut as writer and director, uses rapid cuts, multiple images, superimpositions, slow motion and highly dramatic lighting among other devices as he assembles an assortment of rap artists in a tale set in 1999 among mostly undereducated urban black teen-agers. The focus is on the friendship of two of them, who appear older than their years.