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When it comes to the issue of race in America, Hollywood can never quite get it right.  Most mainstream screenwriters and directors are either too busy  selling us revisionist history (i.e. “The Help”)  or so caught up in their massive egos (i.e. Quentin Tarantino’s comments on “Roots”) that we can never come to the table to have an honest dialogue about our country’s darkest chapter.

With the upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic “42″  we finally have a big screen project that gives us an intelligent and authentic snapshot of race relations from the early 20th century.  Writer and director Brian Helgeland gives us an emotionally powerful look at the man behind the legend who put everything on the line to further integration not just in sports, but the world at large. What’s most impressive about “42″ is that it never insults moviegoer’s intelligence about the ugliness of racism, yet is…

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