This was in my Netflix queue for 15 years. It feels good to have finally seen it, and I think I appreciate it more now than I would've then.
It's stuffed with maybe one too many ideas, as if first-time director Boots Riley thought he might never get to make another movie. If there's any justice, though, he will, because despite A LOT going on in this movie, so much of it is thrillingly fresh, unique and meaningful. I have been obsessed with the cast of Short Term 12 since I saw it, and LaKeith Stanfield continues to impress.
At the SIFF screening I saw, rapper/activist-turned-filmmaker Riley was there…