Africa

A United Kingdom

In a performance that will inevitably draw comparisons to his role as Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, David Oyelowo stars as Khama, the heir to the throne of the British-ruled African country of what was then Bechuanaland. While studying abroad in post-Second World War London, he meets and quickly falls in love with office-worker …

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The Legend of Tarzan

I think the screenwriter of this film must have read the bestseller King Leopold’s Ghost, which describes in fascinating and appalling detail the Belgium monarch’s greed-driven pillaging and exloitation of Africa’s Congo in the late 19th century. This provides the set up for this version of Legend of Tarzan. The Earl of Greystoke, aka John …

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The Good Lie

It is hard to dislike a movie that has such earnestness behind it; a movie with a story that deserves, no, needs to be told to Westerners. There are certain conflicts that are so epic yet so distant that Americans (especially) often choose to simply ignore them. The conflict in the Sudan, a bloody civil …

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