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Civil Rights

Considering how far in advance movies are made before the final edit and ultimate release to audiences, I'm sure the team behind the upcoming Call Jane are probably shocked at how timely the film has …
Emmett Till was a sweet Chicago boy with a huge smile, that went on vacation to visit his cousins in Mississippi. But the 1950s South was very different than where he was from, and a misunderstanding …
I'm guessing this isn't the Hollywood return that Harvey Weinstein was hoping for! She Said stars Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, w…
Based on Gloria Steinem's own memoir My Life on the Road, The Glorias painstakingly covers the feminist icon's life from her childhood in the 1940s to the Women's March in January 2016. That span of t…
Though Just Mercy is a relatively by-the-book procedural, it is actually better than its trailer suggests, portraying a solemn lawyer promising justice for an unjustly imprisoned death row inmate. Wit…
In the trailer for Harriet, there is a tease of a visually arresting climactic scene showing abolitionist Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) cocking a rifle and firmly ordering, "Ready?" to the Union sold…
Felicity Jones, in her first Big Time Starring Role, plays Ginsburg, and the film tracks her life and work from her first days at Harvard Law in 1956, where she was one of just a handful of women in a…
Set in 1962, the film tracks the literal and figurative real-life journey of two unlikely traveling companions: hulking NYC club bouncer Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) and Don “Doc” Shirley (…
At one point in the documentary Dolores, about American farm workers' labor activist Dolores Huerta, her daughter says, "We need to set the record straight! Women cannot be written out of history!" Th…
I won't be the first to tell you that director Kathryn Bigelow knows her way around filming extremely intense sequences. From her praised war films The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, she now turns …
If a trial lawyer were to have a superpower, it would be his or her power of inquisition and persuasion. To take away a lawyer's voice in trial is to muzzle their best weapon in a fight, and that is w…
There's something so unreal and ephemeral about carnivals that it's almost strange to think about them in practical terms. They appear every year with their dependable variations on rides, games, priz…