Cook Library Cinema Club - March 2019
Criterion Channel Movie of the Week.
Loved Killer of Sheep so much, so I really wanted to like this - my second Charles Burnett movie. Danny Glover and the Harry character is great, but something in the movie's execution didn't click with me. Had more of a TV movie feel to me in the family's performances and melodrama. I liked the nods to Southern Gothic folklore, but failed to understand why they were transplanted into this South Central LA setting in the first place.
What am I missing?