Sam Van Hallgren’s review published on Letterboxd:
This movie is a lot.
I'm not saying we needed a racist movie about how the south lost its soul in the years before the Civil War, but goddamn we've got one so we might as well watch it.
In the Movies About America seminar that I will never actually teach, we'll spend at least three weeks on this movie.
Doesn't hurt that it's brilliantly directed by Wyler with a God-level Bette Davis performance.