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BELOVED (1998)

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A faithful adaptation of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Set in Cincinnati just after the Civil War a tormented ex-slave strugglies to come to terms with her past. Danny Glover is the old friend who reappears to help Sethe in her quest for inner peace, but it's the spooky arrival of the ethereal Beloved (Thandie Newton), which may finally allow Sethe to lay her ghosts to rest. Beautifully made, if a little laboured. find out more...
GLORY (1989)

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Based on the letters of Colonel Robert G Shaw, this is the Oscar-winning story of a regiment of black soldiers who voluntered to fight the Confederates in the American Civil War and must cope with the racism of the era. Marching across open fields amid cannon-shot, or plunging into hand-to-hand combat, the battle sequences, in particular, are truly impressive. find out more...

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An epic tale spanning 200 years, from Kunta Kinti's enslavement to his descendants' liberation, Roots is a dramatisation of author Alex Haley's family line. When originally aired back in the late 1970s Roots was one of the most watched and critically lauded television dramatisations of the decade, in part because it provided its largely white audience with a palatable history lesson that many had been hitherto reluctant to learn. To watch the series now it seems a little bit over dramatised and find out more...

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An epic tale spanning 200 years, from Kunta Kinti's enslavement to his descendants' liberation, Roots is a dramatisation of author Alex Haley's family line. When originally aired back in the late 1970s Roots was one of the most watched and critically lauded television dramatisations of the decade, in part because it provided its largely white audience with a palatable history lesson that many had been hitherto reluctant to learn. To watch the series now it seems a little bit over dramatised and find out more...

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An epic tale spanning 200 years, from Kunta Kinti's enslavement to his descendants' liberation, Roots is a dramatisation of author Alex Haley's family line. When originally aired back in the late 1970s Roots was one of the most watched and critically lauded television dramatisations of the decade, in part because it provided its largely white audience with a palatable history lesson that many had been hitherto reluctant to learn. To watch the series now it seems a little bit over dramatised and find out more...