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Film, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom": Idris Elba Acts the Part, Doesn't Look It

"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom": Idris Elba Acts the Part, Doesn't Look It

It's not a requirement that an actor closely resemble the historical figure they're playing in a biopic, but the degree to which Idris Elba does not look like the late Nelson Mandela is a constant distraction in Justin Chadwick's Mandela:…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Invictus</i>

Invictus

A rosy tale of racial reconciliation neatly wrapped in a triumphalist sports movie (and blessedly free of spurious Obama parallels), Clint Eastwood's new movie tells the story of how freshly elected South African President Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman…
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Film, Clint Eastwood's <i>Invictus</i>: All's well that ends well

Clint Eastwood's Invictus: All's well that ends well

Aside from Morgan Freeman, who makes a fabulous Nelson Mandela, there's this to savor about Invictus, a rosy tale of racial reconciliation neatly wrapped in a triumphalist sports movie: The film is blessedly free of Barack Obama parallels. Also, we…
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