Thor: The Dark World. Hollywood has its own version of the Asgardian Convergence. Every so often the availability of A-list actors aligns with a confused script, two hundred million dollars, and a green light, resulting in a blockbuster motion picture. Portals open at movie theaters all over the world, and huge amounts of money are sucked into the studio coffers.
12 Years A Slave. 42, The Butler, and 12 Years a Slave were all based on true stories, resulting in well-meaning, but often uneven and frustrating films. Maybe it’s time to see if an act of the imagination expressed in an out-and-out piece of fiction can encompass and do justice to the black experience in America.