BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman ★★★

Not immune to characters speaking directly to the camera, BlacKkKlansman is about as subtle as a brick to the head, though thankfully not pandering or insulting. In all fairness, I loved the ending which is about as on-the-nose as it gets, but achieves a sublime quality by finally dropping all pretension and coyness about drawing parallels to modern-day America and just goes for broke.

The final moments are truly bold in a way I wish the rest of the film had felt. The laughs and shocks tied to the concept of the film quickly ran out of steam for me and it started to feel rather one-note before the first hour was up. Still, the narrative is pretty tightly written and the acting is fantastic across the board, I just think a subtler touch would have made it more effective. Though, maybe a brick to the head is what some of America needs.

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