just another ex-jazz-musician/proto-rapper/Jersey-Irish-poet-actor/print-junkie/film-raptor/beat-hipster-"white Negro"-rhapsodizer/ex-hippie-punk-'60s-radical-organizer's take on all things cultural, political, spiritual & aggrandizing
Saturday, February 4, 2017
I'm at a loss as to why this film garnered so many nominations and awards already (especially when there are so many other deserving yet unrecognized films this year). I found it pretty much unmemorable. There's good actors in it, and a well-intentioned script (though full of inconsistencies and forced plot-device coincidences, etc.), but ultimately the writing, direction, editing, and cinematography added up to nothing exceptional in the service of a story that is supposed to be uniquely exceptional.