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Movie: ‘Hidden Figures’

Like the women it celebrates, “Hidden Figures” is a calculating movie that recalls a time when we raced to catch up to the Soviet Union in space. It is shameless in its audience manipulation, yet we do not care: The true story of three African-American women who played critical roles in launching John Glenn on America’s first flight into space is so flabbergasting that their triumph over racism and sexism becomes ours. 

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