A.O. Scott Watch

About Medicine for Melancholymedicine-for, which Scott interestingly compares to a mash up between Before Sunrise and She’s Gotta Have It:

 

“It bothers Micah that their embrace of the folkways of urban hipsterism seems to require the suppression of their African-American identity…But his words, which Jo’ doesn’t quite agree with, also suggest a degree of self-awareness, and self-questioning, on the part of Barry Jenkins, who wrote and directed this small, incisive film. Most recent movies about culturally savvy, affectless 20-somethings hooking up and being cool are very much tied to not being black. They are about diffident, underemployed white boys and the women who (sometimes inexplicably) go to bed with them.”

Posted by: Mariela

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