The Iron Lady

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An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. IMDb: 6,4/10Year: 2011Length: 100 … Continued

Selma

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A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. IMdB: 7,7/10Year: 2014Length: 128 minDirector: Ava DuVernayWriter: Paul WebbStars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth       Martin Luther King … Continued

12 Years a Slave

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. IMdB: 8,2/10 Year: 2013 Length: 134 min Directors: Steve McQueen Writers: John Ridley (screenplay), Solomon Northup (based on ”Twelve … Continued

Dallas Buyers Club

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. IMdB: 8,0/10 Year: 2013 Length: 117 min Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Writer: Melisa … Continued