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Civil Rights

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…
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…
"My grandparents were colored. My parents were Negroes. And me, I'm black." So says the amiable host and creator of Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has the demeanor …
Bloody Sunday is one of those films that you know immediately has only the best intentions. Focusing on the massacre of peace-marching civilians by British troops on one bloody day in early 1970s Nort…
History is remembered by the biggest headlines. For those folks that grew up after the 1960s, that era, where America lost its innocence, tends to be bookended with JFK's assassination on one end and …
Dear Ellen Page, I think you are super-cute, a fine actress, and a refreshing gay-rights advocate. I commend you for grabbing this story to produce, as it is fascinating, heart-wrenching, and, yes, im…
Carlos (Demián Bichir) has been in the United States illegally for many, many years, making a living as a landscaper at rich homes in the Los Angeles area. His teenage son Luis (José Julián) is a typi…
Director Ava DuVernay throws her hat into the ring with the latest civil rights drama, and comes out ahead of the pack with her stirring MLK drama. Avoiding the "I don't know when to end this movie" p…
Mary White is the true tale of a feisty, opinionated young woman who loved fast horses.  Sometimes she was so feisty and opinionated that it seemed as though someone might just snap and choke the girl…
I have to say that if someone had just told me the idea of the story of Pride without any historical context, I would have thought it was incredible (as in not credible). I mean, a gaggle of gays from…
Though it is somewhat of a workhorse earnest film, Cesar Chavez gives a good sense of the impact that the activist had on the rights of modern farm workers. Michael Peña stars as Chavez, and the story…