The Birth of a Nation

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American Skin review: Nate Parker is noble victim in compromised comeback
The discredited director one-time smash The Birth of a Nation returns in grubby, flagrant style with this story of a fabulous janitor fighting back against police brutality

Xan Brooks in Venice

01, Sep, 2019 @7:16 PM

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Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
An Ohio cinema has removed ‘Gish’ from its name due to her role in notorious 1915 film The Birth of a Nation. Cultural myopia – or proof of newly enlightened times?

Pamela Hutchinson

10, May, 2019 @10:41 AM

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Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker to make comeback after rape controversy
The director, whose debut suffered after his acquittal from a 1999 rape charge was publicised, returns with a film about an LAPD homicide detective

Andrew Pulver

26, Mar, 2018 @11:49 AM

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Sully; The Birth of a Nation; Four Days in France and more – review
A lighter hand on the controls might have helped Clint Eastwood’s film about the Miracle on the Hudson, but Nate Parker’s account of a 19th-century slave rebellion is just a macho mess

Guy Lodge

16, Apr, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Nah Nah Land: the hyped films that failed to get any Oscar nominations
From Ben Affleck’s Live by Night to Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, many stars have seen their awards-hyped films fall at the first hurdle this year

Benjamin Lee

25, Jan, 2017 @12:45 PM

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Rogue One opens well in the UK – but not quite as well as Fantastic Beasts
Star Wars spin-off claims biggest opening of the year as rereleased James Stewart classic It’s a Wonderful Life crashes back into the festive chart

Charles Gant

20, Dec, 2016 @5:03 PM

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Nate Parker and The Birth of a Nation lands six nominations at NAACP Image awards
Director of slave rebellion film shrugs off controversy to become joint leader – along with the Barry Jenkins-directed Moonlight – of the awards’ film section

Andrew Pulver

13, Dec, 2016 @5:35 PM

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The Birth of a Nation review – hardly revolutionary
Despite its worthy intentions, Nate Parker’s directorial debut recounting the true history of a slave rebellion falls into cliche

Wendy Ide

11, Dec, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Mel Gibson defends Nate Parker: 'I don't think it's fair'
Speaking at a Hollywood Reporter event, Gibson says controversy over Parker’s 1999 rape trial overshadowed release of film The Birth of a Nation

Andrew Pulver

09, Dec, 2016 @11:44 AM

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The Birth of a Nation review – biblical passion and cheesy emotion
Nate Parker’s heartfelt account of Nat Turner, the slave who led a rebellion in 1830s Virginia, is conventionally paced but achieves a dark and sinuous poetry

Peter Bradshaw

08, Dec, 2016 @3:30 PM

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The difficult delivery of Nate Parker's The Birth Of A Nation
This account of 19th century slave rebel Nat Turner has been plagued by changing attitudes towards its creator - but does the film itself stand up to scrutiny?

John Patterson

05, Dec, 2016 @8:59 AM

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Selma is 100% historically accurate but Imitation Game just 41.4%, says study
A scene-by-scene analysis of recent Oscar contenders by data site Information is Beautiful gives full marks for historical accuracy to Martin Luther King biopic

Catherine Shoard

28, Nov, 2016 @1:09 PM

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