August 22, 2013 Brandon Soderberg

Lee Daniels’ The Butler is simultaneously sprawling in its scope, and in-your-face, small-details gritty. Starring Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African American butler in the White House from the Eisenhower to Reagan administration, it jumps through two presidents in a single montage while slowing up to indulge strange tangents that totally aren’t pertinent to the […]

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