Coming off of his best work in years with the Netflix reimagining of SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, Lee creates a culmination point of his prowess as a filmmaker. There’s a deft balance of tone, meditations on fear and hatred, and the soberingly cyclical presentation of American society.
Still wrestling with parts of this, but my biggest hurdle is distinguishing how much I admire it and how much I actually like what the film is doing or the ideas at which it probes. The first portion I can answer pretty confidently, the visual style serving to accentuate the experience and give the viewer a closeness to Saul and his thought process, while also kind of carrying us through the film, the second portion I'm less sure about. The…