“Love Jones,” 17 January 1998 (1997), video. OK 20-something love story/comedy about black intellectuals trying to come together. Witty, very cerebral, he’s a novelist/poet, she’s a photographer. Both are beautiful. Their friends range from sharp, professional homeboys and girls to creeps who haven’t a clue about how to deal with issues of men and women. Their lives come together, slip apart, and they have much to say to one another. Interesting and nicely acted by the cast. Not great, but worth seeing. Odd how all live in amazingly large apartments. Nice to see a piece that’s about the black middle class and intellectuals.