Tag Archives: Lee Daniels

Stop the Presses: The Oprah’s New Movie is Preachy Rant on Racist America, “Too Contrived to Be Believed”

The Los Angeles Times’ film critic Kevin Turan writes: Though that rating (PG-13) imposes some constraints, the director’s contempt for subtlety, weakness for cliché and perennial determination to wring every last drop of emotion out of a situation are inevitably factors here. … “The Butler” turns poor Louis into a kind of African American Zelig, present at every key civil ...

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This Is Just Wrong on So Many Levels

From Variety via Politico, “Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan in movie.” In the midst of recruiting an all-star ensemble for his long-gestating passion project “The Butler,” director Lee Daniels has tapped Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan. Based on a Washington Post report by Wil Haygood, pic follows Eugene Allen, the White House butler whose career started with Harry ...

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