‘Blindspotting’ (2018) and the Hardships of Fitting Into a World That is Rejecting You

The movie alternates between comedy and drama, and navigates subjects like gentrification, the US prison system, toxic masculinity, gun violence and systemic racism in an intricate series of dialogues and everyday life scenes. Verse and heightened language are uniquely woven into the storytelling process, making the film a rare experience. The key to it’s charm is how realistically it reflects Oakland, in all its culture and singularity, and how heavily it centers around the characters.

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