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  • Queen & Slim

    Queen & Slim


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm glad the advance screening was free.

    "Queen and Slim" is a film that desperately wants to be An Event, complete with a star-studded premiere at the AFI festival and a star-studded soundtrack. It lacks the substance to be the event it aspires to be. That soundtrack, although nice on its own, is stifling in a road trip film where every car ride is paired with a song.

    The dialogue never sparkles; it's awkward but endearing in the beginning of…