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'Loving' Shows A Quiet Couple In The Eye Of History's Storm

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:26am

Jeff Nichols' new film tells the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the Virginia couple at the center of the 1967 Supreme Court decision legalizing interracial marriage.

The Real 'Hacksaw Ridge' Soldier Saved 75 Souls Without Ever Carrying A Gun

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Conscientious objector Desmond Doss became a World War II hero during one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater. Now he's the subject of a new film directed by Mel Gibson.

Jason Reynolds, C.E. Morgan And Susan Faludi Win 2016 Kirkus Prize

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 6:46pm

Reynolds' As Brave as You won in the literary award's category for young readers' literature; Morgan's The Sport of Kings won for fiction; and Faludi's In the Darkroom won for nonfiction.

'Loving' Provides A Graceful, Intimate Portrait Of A Marriage That Changed History

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:00pm

Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga play Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple whose interracial marriage propels them to the forefront of the civil rights movement — and to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 'Dog Eat Dog,' A Scabrous, Stylized Tale Of Drug Dens — And Diapers

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:00pm

Cage, Matched: Willem Dafoe teams with Nicolas Cage (and Christopher Matthew Cook) to kidnap a gangster's newborn baby in Paul Schrader's latest uber-violent caper comedy.

A Brave Army Medic Saves Lives In 'Hacksaw Ridge,' Mel Gibson's Return To Directing

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:00pm

Andrew Garfield plays a conscientious objector who won the Medal of Honor in World War II. This "sturdy, muted, unsurprising" film is the first movie Mel Gibson has directed since 2006's Apocalypto.

Marvel's 'Doctor Strange': A Long, Strange, Trippy Origin Story

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:00pm

Have Cloak, Will Astral-Travel: Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Marvel's Master of the Mystic Arts in a film that's visually stunning but doggedly familiar in structure.

In The Mountains Of Georgia, Foxfire Students Keep Appalachian Culture Alive

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:25pm

For 50 years, high school students in Rabun County have chronicled their region's disappearing traditions and mountain people, from blacksmiths to moonshiners, in publications and a living museum.

New Smithsonian African-American History Museum Overwhelmed With Visitors

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:22pm

A month after the National Museum of African-American History and Culture opened in Washington, D.C., crowds are non-stop. Smithsonian staff expected it to be popular, but never expected visitors to stay so long.

Mel Gibson Pours Fever And Passion Into Every Frame Of 'Hacksaw Ridge'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:22pm

Gibson's new movie tells the story of the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor. Critic David Edelstein says Hacksaw Ridge is the work of a remarkable filmmaker.

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