Remember the righteous furor over MISSISSIPPI BURNING? Rob Reiner doesn't -- how else could one explain his determination to recast the Civil Rights Movement as a battle fought by noble white men? Reiner's sorry film is a dramatization of one of the more abominable
episodes (the brutal 1963 slaying of Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers, and the eventual conviction of his killer, Byron De La Beckwith, 31 years after the fact) in the history of a movement brimming with abominable episodes. Alec Baldwin stars as Mississippi Assistant D.A. Bobby DeLaughter, who,
in 1989 was handed the newly reopened case against the elderly Beckwith (James Woods), a case that previously ...