🐱Andrew Chrzanowski🐱’s review published on Letterboxd:
"You are now a convicted felon. You are that until proven otherwise."
It took this movie about 30 seconds to show a Whole Foods. Perfect.
A love letter to Oak-town, a treatise on gentrification and criminal justice, and at times a really funny goddamn film that was as enjoyable as it was meaningful.
Having been in jail, and probation (though fortunately not a halfway house), I found there was SO much to relate to here. Having to stay out of trouble. Finding a job, place to live. The constant fear of fuckin cops.
Blindspotting is a tragicomedy, ultimately driven by change and misunderstanding, reaction and overreaction. Whereas Sorry to Bother You was a brilliant piece of social magical realism, this stays grounded in reality and could very well be ripped from various headlines.
That ending tho. Shit.
Added to Carlos López Estrada ranked.