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It is no secret that Netflix is completely revolutionizing viewable entertainment with its streaming technology and early access to recently released films, but until now the streaming giant had not thrown its hat into the ring with the big boys as far as accolades are concerned. When it comes to film, there is nothing more coveted that being recognized by The Academy — receiving an Oscar for your work as an actor, director, producer, etc. Well, it is official. Netflix is an Oscar Contender.
Enter “Mudbound,” a southern race-driven drama that garnered raving reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film is set in the rural-south during the second World War. As men come home from the war, they are faced with the fact that the racial tension they left behind as they fought for their country was waiting for them when they returned. Two families, one White and one Black are inextricably bound together by the farmland that they share as they attempt to carve out a future for themselves.
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As a married couple, played by Carey Mulligan and Jason Clarke, work to keep their farm afloat in a very harsh climate, they are met with incessant challenges that they must fight to overcome. Amidst all of their struggles, they are forced to face the harsh reality of racism in the south and viciousness that it produced.
What is impressive about this film on the surface is the fact that it is willing to examine the harsh realities of Jim Crow segregation in the...
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