Do the Right Thing ★★★★★

Moved up to five stars, probably should’ve been there already. Its rhythm and propulsion and sophistication stand alone in American cinema; there is no other film that looks, much less feels, like it.

The last time I watched this, Eric Garner was still alive.

Criterion’s Blu-ray is masterful; after a botched studio release a decade back that removed the color filtering, it’s the hottest day of the year once again. And more than ever I was seduced completely by genuine love for its characters, and once again I was heartbroken when that community is ruptured, and I think that sense of loss only grows more extreme as the years pass.

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