‘Emancipation’ Review: Will Smith Slavery Saga Challenges Audiences With Grueling Cruelty

The script focuses on the physical and spiritual brutality endured by Smith’s real-life character without addressing the man’s actual humanity If there’s anything unexpected about the depiction of slavery in director Antoine Fuqua’s “Emancipation,” it’s the unflinchingly grim imagery that populates its frames. The intent seems to derive from the photographs of the real-life subject… Read More ‘Emancipation’ Review: Will Smith Slavery Saga Challenges Audiences With Grueling Cruelty