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Gabrielle Union stands up

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at September 6, 2016 15:35:20 September 6, 2016 15:35:20
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On Friday, the LA Times released an op-ed written by Gabrielle Union. Its headline: 'Birth of a Nation' actress Gabrielle Union: I cannot take Nate Parker rape allegations lightly. Full Story

Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers in Southside With You

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 2, 2016 17:26:26 September 2, 2016 17:26:26
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A fictionalization of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, Southside With You is a film that straddles several lines. It’s part biopic, part romance, part fan fiction, and it mostly navigates those boundaries with ease, though there’s such a staged quality to it you can’t help but wonder if it would have been better off as a play. Full Story

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Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez in Hands of Stone

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 2, 2016 16:42:36 September 2, 2016 16:42:36
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Knowing absolutely nothing about boxer Roberto Duran, I was intrigued going into his biopic, Hands of Stone. Biopics often work better the less you know about the subject—dramatic license is less distracting—but then, if the biopic is too broad and messy, you can feel even more lost because you have no frame of reference for what’s going on. Full Story

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Mark Ruffalo can be both

Duana Posted by Duana at September 2, 2016 15:16:41 September 2, 2016 15:16:41
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I don’t know if you know this, but the internet can be frustrating. No, but seriously. That whole expression ‘this is why we can’t have nice things’ is always on my mind. When Beyoncé drops LEMONADE, there are people who, instead of appreciating it, say “Yeah but white women are disrespected too!”, unable to see ‘right, but this isn’t about that’. Full Story

Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 31, 2016 14:55:37 August 31, 2016 14:55:37
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The catch-up continues with Meryl Streep’s latest Oscar vehicle, Florence Foster Jenkins. I want to sh*t on this movie for being too saccharine and unevenly balanced between its two leads, but this movie is explicitly about NOT sh*itting on people who are trying really hard, even if they fall short in the end. Full Story

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