Jack Crutcher reviews the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe winning film, 12 Years A Slave. He looks why slavery has become a popular focal point of challenging cinema in the last couple of years.
“Four score and seven years ago…” So began one of the most iconic speeches in modern history, spoken by the President who led the USA through the horrors of the Civil War and ended the legal practice of slavery. You can’t deny it, Abraham Lincoln is everywhere in the USA from the colossal Lincoln Memorial, Continue Reading
South Sudan is the newest country in the world, but it does not seem to hold much promise for a bright future. Desperately poor, unstable, and suffering from shockingly high infant mortality rates, the country suffers from problems that are fruit of its colonial roots. Through fear of losing control of the Nile and the Continue Reading
J Edgar Hoover was the Bureau of Investigation from 1924 until his death in 1972, a period in which he played the key role in shaping an institution that came to be known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1935 onwards. Clint Eastwood’s treatment of the man attempts to shed light on one of Continue Reading