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Tag: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

The Whole Truth–And Nothing But….

In this 2016 legal thriller The Whole Truth  defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves) comes to the aid of Mike (Gabriel Basso), the seventeen-year-old son of his friends Boone (Jim Belushi) and Loretta Lassiter (Renée Zellweger).  Mike has been accused of the murder of his father, a secretively abusive  womanizer, who browbeats his son into attending Stanford University. A police officer at the scene of the crime testifies in court that Mike mumbled “I should’ve done it long ago”  and asserts that Mike’s fingerprints were found on the murder weapon. Mike has completely...

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“Belle”–Ringing for Justice

    Of the many movies involving slave trade, films like “Belle”, “12 Years a Slave” and “Amistad”  attempt to view the atrocities of slavery from the perspective of a slave or, in the case of Belle, an illegitimate daughter of a British nobleman, Admiral Sir John Lindsay (in a brief role by Matthew Goode).  Inspired by a 1779 painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her cousin Elizabeth Murray, the story looks into who Belle may have been, since few facts about her actually exist today. In the film, Dido (“Belle”, played by the stunning...

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