racism

Beatriz at Dinner
A most salient portrait of evil

When Miguel Arteta and Mike White started filming Beatriz at Dinner last August, I doubt they could have predicted how salient the film would be when it was released ten months later. The biting, mostly comic commentary on class, race and manners is particularly unsettling because Trump won, because what…

Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini in The Salesman
The art and irony of The Salesman

Outside of cinephiles who have seen his Oscar-winning A Separation, Asghar Farhadi is not well known among Americans. But his name was thrust into the news over the last few weeks because of President Trump’s executive order banning travel of most anyone, but particularly Muslims, from seven majority Muslim countries….

EXCLUSIVE. ***SUNDAY CALENDAR  SNEAKS STORY FOR NOVEMBER 2, 2014. DO NOT USE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION**********Center left to right: Wendell Pierce plays Rev. Hosea Williams, David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King, Jr., and Colman Domingo plays Ralph Abernathy in the movie SELMA, from Paramount Pictures and PathZÿ.
His truth is marching on

Selma, the brilliant film about King and the Selma marches of 1965, was nominated for Best Picture, but its director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo were not, and those are as egregious snubs as any in many years.