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With Lessons for Today, Movies Bring Back the '50s

Fear of unexpected strikes from overseas. Battles over First Amendment rights. Simmering tensions of inequality. It's no wonder the 1950s are all over movie screens.   Whether by fortune or fate, movie theaters are alive with stories - from the communist witch hunt of "Trumbo'' to the lesbian injustice of "Carol'' - that plunge back into the paranoia of the Cold War and the social suffocations of the decade synonymous with Eisenhower, the suburbs and...

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