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Birth of a Nation: The First Movie Blockbuster

   Why was Birth of a Nation such a fantastic hit in its day and even continues to be?  Perhaps it has to do with the fact that it is a little over three hours long, it is about the civil war and the Reconstruction, and, finally, it has specific characters who draw our attention.   567 more words

School Essays

Birth Of A Nation **(Out of 4)

Consensus: Poor direction and an rather unfocused script made this a fairly uneven viewing experience. No where near the power of a film like “12 Years A Slave”.


Crashes Fuel High-Risk Oscar Race

It’s a long-established maxim that fans of auto racing are (consciously or unconsciously) there to see what happens when things go bad. If high-speed racing didn’t involve the risk of crashes and rollovers, who knows what the attendance would look like. 1,010 more words


What to Expect From the Directors Guild Awards 2017

The Directors Guild Awards (DGAs) are this Saturday, February 4. Ignoring television, as I do not watch it, there are three film categories that could act as precursors to the Academy Awards. 282 more words

Award Ceremonies

Review: Loving

Director Jeff Nichols

Certificate 12A

Starring Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Will Dalton, Sharon Blackwood

Released 3rd February 2017


Seeing films well in advance of their release is just part and parcel of being a film critic.  612 more words

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