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REVIEW: “Django,” “Lincoln” offer different approaches to portrayals of race, morality, slavery

REVIEW:

Jessie King Fredel

February 21, 2013

As the presidential election slowly fades from the country’s consciousness, it is replaced by another set of elections: Qwards season. “Django Unchained” and “Lincoln” are two of the most talked-about films of the season, marking an Obama-era exploration of the politics of race and America’s...

Oscar night promises kudos, controversy over best picture picks

Oscar night promises kudos, controversy over best picture picks

Louise Newlin, Guest Writer

February 23, 2012

No sooner had the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced its Oscar picks on Jan. 24 — including an astonishing 11 nominations for “Hugo” — than began the controversy over the best films of 2011. Though the Oscar nomination process is criticized as petty and flawed, the nominees...

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