Tagged civil rights

Movie Review: 12th and Clairmount (2017)

Subjects can be covered extensively from many angles and the character and attitude of a specific time or place can be lost in translation; luckily that this is not the case with 12th and Clairmount. The long hot summer of 1967 would culminate in 159 race riots across the United States, with Detroit, Michigan home…

Movie Review: Loving (2016)

Blacklisted author Millard Lampell’s Cantata “The Lonesome Train” tells us, “Freedom’s a thing that has no ending. It needs to be cared for; it needs defending.” Set in 1958 in Caroline County Virginia, Jeff Nichols’ (“Midnight Special”) Loving depicts one defense of freedom that is not as well known as it should be, the U.S….

Movie Review: Ted 2 (2015)

Like so many sequels, especially of comedy films, a serious drought of what made the first funny and charming takes place in Ted 2, forcing writers to substitute true laughs with obscenities (saying the “F” word over and over does not make it any more clever), crude jokes and, in this case, far too many…

Move Trailer: Ted 2 (2015)

Although they got back together at the end of “Ted,” John (Mark Wahlberg) and longtime girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis), are not getting married in the follow-up to the raunchy hit, Ted 2. As a matter of fact, Lori doesn’t even make an appearance in this trailer (probably got hit by a bus or something equally…

Movie Review: Selma (2014)

The great African-American poet Langston Hughes in his poem, “As I Grew Older” asks us to help him find his dream. “Help me to shatter this darkness,” he asks “to smash this night, to break this shadow into a thousand lights of sun, into a thousand whirling dreams of sun.” Though for many minorities, the…

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