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Separating the art from the artist: A critic takes a second look at Nate Parker's 'The Birth of a Nation'

A few hours after Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” premiered to thunderous applause at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Variety published a largely glowing review, hailing the movie as a flawed but vital chronicle of American slavery — one that was told, crucially, from the perspective...
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