Riding a wave of black-themed films, movies about slavery, apartheid, and police repression dominate this year's nominations for best progressive films.
"American Hustle" isn't an art experience; it isn't a universal story and it won't change your life or your attitude. It's only what movies are made to be: fun.
It's something of a "buddy movie," one of many where two people with great dissimilarities are teamed together in some common objective over which they have no agreement.
Let me quickly recommend some lesser known labor films worth your attention.
Here are ten films that make a compelling case for why Hollywood has come down not only with severe sequelitis, but remake-itis as well.
Adilifu Nama's Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes does a great job of introducing many of today's comic book fans with the history of African Americans in comic books and pop culture generally.
1913 Massacre is a touching documentary that revisits the tragic events that took place in the copper mining town of Calumet in the northern tip of Michigan on Christmas Eve 1913.
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is visually stunning, unfolding professionally within a familiar bio-pic template.
Gal Gadot, a relatively unknown Jewish Israeli actress, has been cast in the role of Wonder Woman. Some are pondering what a female superhero means in modern times.
I really liked this movie, mainly because of its unusual characters based on actual historical figures.