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History As Pop As Camp: The Butler, Reviewed.

1. Lee Daniels is a total lunatic of a director, a man who knows nothing of restraint, decorum or moderation. Sometimes this works for him; his Precious was lurid and garish and melodramatic in a way that fit the material, making the protagonist's sufferings feel both pulpy and weirdly real. Mostly, though, it… » 8/13/13 11:55am 8/13/13 11:55am