Beautiful in its style, enraging in its substance, this skewering of the FBI’s surveillance of the civil-rights icon is essential for understanding the near-term roots of white supremacy in America.
Essential portrait of the US Congressman and civil-rights activist, for its lessons in the power of passive resistance to injustice, and its underscoring of how America has regressed in recent years.
A magnificent film, vital and alive, with the most profound sense of immediacy I think I’ve ever felt in a historical story.
Solid biopic of the godfather of funk and soul, but there’s not much genuinely memorable about it beyond Chadwick Boseman’s stunning breakout performance.
Would it be how rap artists have turned “nigger” into almost a term of endearment? Would it be how desperation to see black faces on film pushes audiences to the almost universally dreadful films of Tyler Perry? Something else?
Today is a federal holiday in the United States, when we honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and his work to advance civil rights. So we’ll honor his ideals here today, too. Today’s question: What movie or TV series best embodies Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality among all people and an … more…
Never gets old:
Oh my god and wonder of wonders, here we have a studio movie — a drama! — starring not one but two actors-of-color. God, what a terrible phrase. Don’t we all have a color? Okay: two actors who aren’t the usual medium peachy-beige of those who typically get to star in studio movies unless their name is Denzel Washington.