Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
The Revisionaries looks at the politicization of the Texas Board of Education and how a few conservatives on the Board have been pushing to change textbook requirements to reflect their ideology. They demand creationist friendly language against the theory of evolution and push Christianity and capitalism into the teaching of social studies. Written by
The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the cross-hairs when an unabashed Young Earth Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential Board of Education.
Noted leftie Michael Moore stated, "I hope every American sees this film," and called The Revisionaries "a must-see film for anyone concerned about enforced ignorance and intolerance, and for those who still believe in science and in Thomas Jefferson." As much as it pains me to put a Moore quote in here, he is right -- this is something anyone concerned about education should see. Texas is powerful with textbook companies, and it seems they can literally rewrite history...
The hip-hop and country music debate was odd (and had brief moments of racial tension that were interesting), and then the whole social studies part... when it starts with a guy who believes people lived with dinosaurs, you think this will be strictly another evolution in schools documentary. But then you see how really strange the board members can get...
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