The true story of Phiona Mutesi has Disney written all over it. A girl from the slums overcomes incredible obstacles to become an international chess champion, but director Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katwe,” feels like anything but a Disney film.

…keep marching on

Of all of this year’s “based on actual events” best picture nominees films (there are four of them), the protagonist of Ava DuVernay’s “Selma”, the story of the history march from Selma to Montgomery, is without a doubt, the most well-known. The greatness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo), is celebrated still today….