If there was ever an actress made to play an angel, it was Audrey Hepburn
Peele's comedy background shines through just enough to avoid being a glaring error amid all the darkness. Not only does he nail the atmosphere and fears of our protag perfectly, but the fears of white consciousness too.
The biggest fear among black characters is being harmed by white prejudice. For the whites, the biggest fear is being called racist. Racism is fine, but to be called a racist is the most damning thing in their lives.
When you're an asshole, you lose your girlfriend.
When you lose your girlfriend, you get drunk at Harvard.
When you get drunk at Harvard, you rant on the Internet.
When you rant on the Internet, you make FaceMash.com.
When you make FaceMash.com, you crash the system.
When the system crashes, twins that row crew ask for your help (you hate crew).
When you hate crew, you steal their idea.
When you steal their idea, it becomes big.
When it becomes…
I re-watched Mud tonight to see if it could live up to my previous viewing. Much like The Place Beyond the Pines, it does add up but it actually improved. TPBTP had one of the greatest acts of the century but faltered after its first 40 minutes. Jeff Nichols’s Mud, however, doesn’t ever really falter at all – consistently great cinema.
What my re-watch showed me, was that it gets the little things right to amplify the big picture of…