learning lately that the late 90s had such a prominent and popular anti-consumerist movement? also toxically masculine to the point of satire/critique i think/hope
ive been trying to hyperlink that but letterboxd hates me
about halfway through this movie i started thinking about a horrid take i saw on twitter the other day where someone said the florida project was “a whitewashed moonlight”. i realized that that’s how i’d describe this movie. this film - unlike moonlight or the florida project - centers on an immensely wealthy white teen and fails to address his privileged position in any meaningful way. also, unlike moonlight…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
i was worried this would be a copaganda and spike lee, sadly, pretty much gave me exactly what i was worried about.
aside from a few useful moments that elluded to how deeply rooted white supremacy is in american politics - norad members at klan meetings, the nixon posters at klan meetings, david duke saying "america first" and some reiteration of maga, and even the term superpredators coming up in the intro video at the beginning of the movie (!)…