The home of bad movie takes 💩
Extremely powerful and equally disturbing in its depiction of the subject matter. Some scenes are horrific to sit through.
Narratively really good, accompanied with some strong performances. I thought the child actors did a really good job, especially in some of the story's darker moments.
Tonally it shifts from very dark and heavy to jovial and light hearted which in my mind adds a bit of nuance to the story. I think it terms of structural beats there's one thing…
In the heat of the night and guess who's coming to dinner were both nominated for best picture in 1968 and both starred Sidney Poitier and yet, he himself, didn't receive a nomination for either picture. which, to me, perfectly illustrated the hypocrisy of Hollywood. Look at how progressive we are nominating these movies that depict overt racism and prejudice in America all whilst omitting the black man that led those two brilliant films. Honestly, its wild.
Anyway I thought this was great 👍