Thursday, August 08, 2013

'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Review

Lee Daniels' The Butler enters the marketplace clearly hoping to be a sweeping, feel-good Oscar contender. Drawing comparisons to Forrest Gump and The Remains of the Day, this drama is certainly moving, but it also feels too rush to be the exhaustive survey of the black experience in the 20th century that it's aspiring to be. I weigh the films pros and cons in my Screen International review.