This movie snuck on to my list just this past weekend. I don’t know why there hasn’t been much chatter about its Golden Globe nominations; I don’t really care. This is the movie that America needed in 2018.
I mean, it’s a great movie on its own merits. It has some wonderfully comedic moments. But it also offers an all-too-real look at ongoing racial discrimination in the U.S. and it doesn’t shy away from spelling out what people thought or how people were treated. There are moments that make you laugh out loud, and other moments that make your skin crawl. Neither is overdone. It’s a great exploration of what it means to be an American, what it means to be a black American.
The ending is both fitting, poignant and tragic. It isn’t a spoiler in any respect, because it’s all real footage that brings things right up to recent events, when Heather Heyer was murdered at a protest in Virginia in 2017.
What a great movie. How frustrating, sad, entertaining and uniting all at the same time.
Advent Day 14: Dark
Advent Day 15: Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown
Advent Day 16: Terror is Our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horror
Advent Day 17: Freeze-Frame Revolution
Advent Day 18: Haunting of Hill House
Advent Day 19: Wind River
Advent Day 20: Letterkenny
Advent Day 21: Black Mirror
Advent Day 22: The Oddling Prince
Advent Day 23: The Americans
Advent Day 24: Fight Fascism
Advent Day 25: Bodyguard
Advent Day 26: Baskets
Advent Day 27: Literature