Blindspotting ★★★★½


Top 20 of 2018

Fueled by big personalities, sporadic hip hop bars, shoddy perceptions, ambitious characters, police brutality, originality, racial identity, hot tempers, gentrification, and Oakland LOVE, Blindspotting bleeds with creativity, tight direction, perfectly planted humor, and phenomenal performances from Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal.

One of the most engaging films I’ve watched this year, it balances different tones so well, but also throws you through a whirlwind doing so. A consistent natural comedic feel, intertwined with emotional moments, then accompanied by extreme tension. Never feeling ‘off’, I would be laughing, and then hyper focused on Miles and Collins story, as there are always two sides to a story.

The phone call between Val and Miles, where the term ‘blindspotting’ was characterized, throwing the film’s themes, Miles and Collins relationship, and those three longs days we all witnessed into a blender, spewing it back at the audience, much like Miles and Collins raps while working was eye-opening shit. A lot of outstanding moments like this I’ve had on my mind since the credits dropped.

Seek this out. It’s top 10 material of 2018.

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