jcocktosten posted:winetarelli posted:
It’s a Spike Lee joint. If you were looking for nuance you would have been disappointed. But I absolutely loved it. It looks at a lot of what Do The Right Thing examines; for example, the choice between violent rebellion and trying to change society through the channels you are ‘supposed to’. Obviously that choice that he is looking at, if you’ve seen either film, is far more complicated and is about identity as much as anything. The acting is top notch across the board. I wasn’t familiar with a lot of the actors who had fairly serious roles, but they were uniformly excellent. Of the famous ones, of course Adam Driver and Topher Grace were excellent. Cameos by Alec Baldwin make anything better. And John David Washington, the star, was brilliant. (Side note: Denzel’s son.). The film is funny at times and angry pretty much all the time but it wasn’t to the detriment of the art. My guess is there is a film on Netflix I’m going to like more (Roma). But as of now, this is my favorite film of 2018. A-
No mention of Steve Buscemi's brother? FKG and I enjoyed this when we saw it. While having a pre-movie cocktail across the street from the theatre a rednecky couple comes in to the bar pronouncing it the worst movie they ever saw and it was definitely not what they expected - while FKG, the bartender and I all looked at each other and tried to supress grins/smirks
I loved Buscemi’s brother! I kept on thinking that he reminded me of Buscemi but it wasn’t him. I didn’t know it was his brother. He was great.