Chronicles Magazine Movies

The Inner Logic of Civil Rights

As everyone knows, ideas have consequences—some immediate, others slowly unraveling as the idea gradually takes root in the public mind. The latter is precisely what happened with the idea that initiated the civil-rights movement.

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    Illusions and Disillusions

    As I write, many critics have declared French writer-director Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist the best film of 2011. I don’t know what “best” means when applied to a movie, but I will say this:The Artist is unquestionably the most...

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