Bart Layton disappointed with his follow up to The Imposter this year with American Animals. Christina Choe fills the void with a subtle, realist take on a not-so-implausible story with great performances throughout, even if the plot is rather lost at times.
Blackkklansman has some wonderful performances by John David Washington, Adam Driver and Topher Grace. Its score is great, even if it seems like its only one track used repeatedly, and it's pretty well paced, despite some strange editing choices. The women of Blackkklansman are little more than props, which might have been an interesting dynamic, but like a lot of aspects of Blackkklansman, its a little underboiled.
The last few minutes of the film are incredibly powerful and well constructed, which really just leaves me wondering why Spike Lee didn't just make a documentary instead.
Note: I wasn't going to write a super long review for this but reading the reviews for this by men has forced my hand. Also, I'm writing this on Women's Equality Day yay.
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