BlacKkKlansman ★★★★

I like how crass, cartoonish and in poor taste so much of this is. I guess it's not much more subtle or any less didactic or messy than CHIRAQ, but it feels more anchored to a story and characters than CHIRAQ which was distancing with its affectations. And the Charlotesville coda really is a necessary punchline when you consider pablum like THE HELP and GREEN BOOK (so I hear) are period pieces that in no way seek to connect dots between the racism of the past and the racism of today. The worst thing a movie like this (or like those) could do is make you feel good. Sheeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiit.

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