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  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★

    If Crazy Rich Asians was trying to be a serious drama, and a more low-key affair (ik the reference is kinda on the nose, but it makes sense.)

    Also, I found the ending to be kinda abrupt, even though it makes sense in the context of the plot earlier on.

  • Dolemite Is My Name

    Dolemite Is My Name

    ★★★½

    Nothing spectacular, but it's confidently made, has a killer funk-inspired soundtrack and is groovy as all hell.

    Eddie Murphy slays in his performance, with spice, sugar and honey. Oscar nom maybe?

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★½

    I understand this movie less seeing it the second time around.

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★★

    Although the voice over narration in the opening scene is heavy-handed, it does set the pace for a brisk, spellbinding examination of a young man with nothing to lose, in a city that's leaving people like him behind fast.
    Jimmie Fails plays himself in a movie based in part on his own life. He doesnt fit the set archetypes of what a black man in America should (he likes to skateboard.) He seems to have no job or other prospects…