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If Beale Street Could Talk Review & Comments


Distinguished Member
Thanks for the review.


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I thought this was excellent for the most part, and really wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was.

Haunting score, fantastic performance and, of course, some sumptuous cinematography. I think it uses it's love story as a microcosm to examine social unjust in particularly troublesome time in American society. A lot of films like that can be in love with it's own melancholy, but I felt this did a great job of not being that type of film.

Also was very impressed with how Jenkins seamlessly interweaved a fractured narrative. Very skilful and a difficult thing to pull off.

barnaby jones

Distinguished Member
Liked it, a little slight and I found the female lead a little passive, but sumptuous would be a good way to describe it. It’s going to bug me
that we never found out what the child wrote on the picture

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