THE BEST OF ENEMIES: (2019 recorded from Showtime TV) Based on true events, this film tells the unlikely story of the racially-charged 1971 school desegregation in Durham, North Carolina. Critics were less than enthusiastic as reflected in a 53% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Audience Score was a more favorable 75%. Even though it is based on a true story, many critics still view the film as a “sanitized history lesson.”  Clearly, audiences approve of these “sanitized history lessons.” Thirty years ago Driving Miss Daisy won an Oscar for Best Picture and more recently Green Book and The Help won a total of four Oscars, collectively grossing over $520 million worldwide. The Best of Enemies has two power house leads in Sam Rockwell who plays a KKK leader and Taraji P. Henson who plays an outspoken civil rights activist. Both have long successful careers in Hollywood.  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 movie that won Rockwell a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, and Henson won many awards for her starring role in Hidden Figures. The film centers on a two-week meeting, called a charrette, that is held in hopes of ending segregation of the schools of Durham. The Best of Enemies is admittedly predictable, but there are some powerful scenes and Barbara and I liked the film. GRADE B  (The film is also available on Amazon Video but is not Prime.)