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The Whitest Oscar Nominees Since 1995

Posted January 16, 2015 by Jessica Goldstein

The Oscar nominations have only been out for about two hours and, already, the outrage is piling up. Inspiring the loudest outcries of disapproval are the remarkably homogeneous acting nominees. Not a single acting nod went to a performer of
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Why Selma’s Critics Are Wrong About Civil Rights History

Posted January 15, 2015 by Jim Naureckas

The film’s portrayal of Martin Luther King pushing President Lyndon Johnson to take action for justice apparently still makes some people uncomfortable. Even before it was released on Christmas Day, Selma was under attack. In Politico‘s “What Selma Gets Wrong,” LBJ Presidential Library director Mark Updegrove
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Why Is Hollywood Only Making One Film About Latinos in 2015?

Posted January 13, 2015 by Adam Hofbauer

This year, Hollywood will offer as many widely released studio films about monkeys as it will about Latinos. Both movies, Monkey Kingdom and MacFarland, USA, will be released by Disney, slot fillers in the annual winter doldrums. Luckily for the monkeys, though,
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“INTO THE WOODS”

Posted January 9, 2015 by

I THOUGHT THE MOVIE MIGHT BE CHEAP LOOKING. WRONG! IT’S FANTASTIC. THIS STORY TELLING ABOUT FAIRY TALES ABOUT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, CINDERELLA AND RAPUNZEL WILL LIVE FOREVER. THEY COLLIDE – BUT THEY WILL HAVE HAPPY ENDINGS.  Some people may
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A Cultural Preview

Posted January 8, 2015 by

Well gentle readers, with 2014 now behind us, there are a few, highly anticipated musical events and films that await us in 2015. Last year saw the returns of some of the greatest musicians of our generation, most notably; singer
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