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  1. “The human race was not, in fact, exterminated in the late 1990s, as the film portends—but we have been doing our damnedest ever since to make sure it is.”

    Commentary
  2. America is lucky black people are really only fighting to be treated equally. Considering a black person is shot by police at an average of every 28 hours, we could be asking for more.
     
    We could be asking for what it owes.

    Film
  3. But saying Spotlight is “about” the awesomeness of investigative journalism is like saying The Lord of the Rings is “about” the long-distance walking stamina of hobbits. Journalism is the film’s tool, its entryway into a cave that contains something much bigger, much darker…

    Commentary
  4. The Academy Awards are a cultural phenomenon. . . . They are not so much a barometer of quality but a barometer of what the many-faced mirror of the film business is interested in, and according to the last couple of years, it is interested in emphasizing the status quo.

    Commentary
  5. But once she said it, I understood why so many folks — ones not of color — loved [Chiraq] so much. It absolves them of responsibility, placing the bulk of the blame squarely on the shoulders of those suffering the most.

    Film
  6. The incidence of Sean Bean deaths across the total existence so far of Sean Beans (6000 BCE to 2072) is 4.85 per 100,000 person per year. The most common cause of death was being shot by a gun. The best cause of death was fall from cliff due to a herd of cows.

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  7. The scene I’m talking about is the one that opens the trailer, where we see a stormtrooper with his helmet off, looking out into the distance with fear in his eyes. Oh yeah, and he’s black.

    Film