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Review: ‘Mudbound’ Is a Racial Epic Tuned to Black Lives, and White Guilt | The New York Times “Mudbound” is a movie about how things change — slowly, unevenly, painfully. It is also, as the title suggests, about how things don’t change, about the stubborn forces of custom, prejudice and power that lock people in place and impede social progress. ..."

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Dee Rees wanted to make ‘an old-fashioned movie’ and ended up with an Oscar contender | The Washington Post At the Middleburg Film Festival in October, the director Dee Rees had tears in her eyes. Her movie “Mudbound” had just brought a packed ballroom to its feet and, even though she had been on tour for several weeks with the film — a sprawling historical drama about two families, one African American, one white, working a hardscrabble patch of land in the American South — she was clearly overcome.

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