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How (Not) to Bow: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Saladin Ambar | Posted 10.21.2013 | Black Voices
Saladin Ambar

Lee Daniels' The Butler works in the same way this year's Jackie Robinson film and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln work. They are sort of cinematic versions of Norman Rockwell's art.

Lee Daniels' Double Consciousness

Frank Roberts | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Frank Roberts

Lee Daniels' The Butler is a moving, multidimensional, and sometimes magical film from an emergent filmmaker who is still wrestling with his inside/outside relationship to the Hollywood machine.

Oprah: 'This Will Be History'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment

A cross-section of the media and movie worlds convened on Wednesday night at New York's Hearst Tower for a screening of and conversation about "Lee Da...

Is This Star-Studded Drama An Oscar Front-Runner?

Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment

The cast of Lee Daniels' new film "The Butler" is so packed with big names that it almost needs two posters to adequately convey just how many of Holl...

Forest Whitaker May Team With Oprah Winfrey For 'The Butler'

Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment

Last month, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Oprah Winfrey was negotiating to join "The Butler," director Lee Daniels's ("Precious") biopic ...