Review: 'Free State of Jones' and the Not-so-beautiful South

The interrelations between the characters may be superficial and there’s a wearisome didactic element, but this new film contains some powerful scenes and recounts a little-known episode from the American Civil War

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'Free State of Jones' - Written and directed by Gary Ross; with Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, Christopher Berry, Sean Bridgers