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‘The Harder They Fall’: A Big, Star-Studded Black Western

David Erlich IndieWire
“The Harder They Fall”, the dynamic black western, corrects the historical record. Manifest Destiny may have been a uniquely Anglo-Saxon concept, but white people weren’t alone in the westward expansion that followed the Civil War.

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The Movies Are Back. But What Are Movies Now?

A.O. Scott The New York Times
Cinephiles and streaming fans can both claim victory. But as we better understand the new screen culture taking shape, it looks like we may all lose in the long run.

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‘Summer of Soul’ Review: In 1969 Harlem, a Music Festival Stuns

Wesley Morris The New York Times
The movie’s got Sly and the Family Stone and B.B. King and Ray Barretto and Gladys Knight & the Pips, in top, electric form. But no jolt compares to what happens in the middle of this thing— footage from the Harlem Cultural Festival.
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