Movie News & Reviews

Holiday moviegoing this year isn’t all joyous and light

The lead-up to the holidays and the Oscar race is packed with movies in which brave individuals take on institutional injustice. All of these releases are period pieces and set up liberal-vs.-conservative battle lines. All are calculated to get their audiences fighting mad over conditions in the “bad old days.” And in doing so they may offer perspectives on economic/political/cultural issues convulsing American society at this very moment.