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  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★

    Having read the book recently, it took me until an hour in to this adaptation to realize what Barry Jenkins' "hook" was: drawing parallels between the story and the contemporary incarceration of Black men. I think this emphasis is a good way to approach the story of the novel, mainly because the plot would seem more formless if it focused exclusively on Tish's interiority (which makes up the majority of the novel). You still get a very intimate view of…

  • The Devil's Backbone

    The Devil's Backbone

    ★★★★½

    A spectre is haunting Europe, but you know, a bad one (fascism)

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