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‘The Birth Of A Nation’ Review: Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion Loses Some Power In Flawed Movie Treatment

Finally coming to theaters nine months after its Sundance triumph and subsequent controversy over the revelation of a 1999 campus rape case for its writer-director-producer-star Nate ParkerThe Birth of a Nation is bringing a lot of baggage with it. In terms of reviewing a movie like this, do you take the film and the personal troubles of its creator into account, or do you separate the two in fairness simply to what is onscreen? As I say in my video review (click the…

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