Shaft ★★★½

The 4K is sensational, as is the way Parks films New York as a living, breathing character in the film. Roundtree remains a force of nature in the film, helped by the way Parks utilizes closeups to really mythologize the players. Script-wise things are still somewhat convoluted and messy, and the end is still abrupt, but those are small quibbles for a film that struck such a nerve and continues to reverberate in cinema today.

Plus that score just never stops, does it?

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