Most of this country’s history — like most Hollywood movies — has been written by white men. 'Hidden Figures' is a great reminder of the unsung African-American women who contributed to all our accomplishments.
In Hollywood, middle-aged women wanting or — heaven forbid — enjoying sex is presented as comic relief. Is it progress that we’re seeing more of it? Certainly. But, is there a missing part to all of this? Absolutely.
For many people, 'Certain Women,' the new film by director Kelly Reichardt will feel profoundly uneventful. In three quiet, and yes very slow-moving, stories, Reichardt sows powerful portraits of ordinary women and then encourages them to grow.
“13th” a documentary about the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, and “Denial,” the true story of a libel suit brought in the 1990s by Holocaust denier David Irving, offer another look at the ever-present issue of racism.