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bwood
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"Queen & Slim (Melina Matsoukas, 2019)"


  

          

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Th84oGDno

This movie made me mad. The one lesson I took away is how us black folk fail each other everyday.

I'm going to see this again to support and some of the journey that these two take is powerful, but yeah. Be prepared.

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What context should your comment be taken?
Nov 15th 2019
1
RE: What context should your comment be taken?
Nov 16th 2019
3
      Thanks
Nov 19th 2019
5
My brother got to work on post-production for this
Nov 15th 2019
2
Random aside: that Desus quote is terrible
Nov 21st 2019
6
      i can tell u that desus is one of the funniest poster in GD history
Nov 21st 2019
7
      Yo don't change your sig man.
Nov 21st 2019
8
      A classic GD post quote
Nov 22nd 2019
15
      ...
Nov 22nd 2019
14
would you recommend it?
Nov 18th 2019
4
RE: would you recommend it?
Nov 21st 2019
9
Wow this film was terribly written.
Nov 21st 2019
10
it's 100% on torrent tomatoes yet u think.....
Nov 22nd 2019
11
      Marketing is a funny thing.
Nov 22nd 2019
12
           I fall on your side in the reviews spectrum
Nov 27th 2019
20
attending a screening with Matsoukas and Waithe on Monday
Nov 22nd 2019
13
Micro - great movie. Macro - reality is depressing as fuck.
Nov 23rd 2019
16
I wanted to see this... but I hate the way Waither handled that The Chi ...
Nov 23rd 2019
17
The trailer had me excited to see it until I saw it was written by Lena ...
Nov 25th 2019
18
this was a beautiful movie
Nov 26th 2019
19
Meh
Nov 30th 2019
21
This was the Black Twitter version of Belly
Dec 01st 2019
22
I haven't seen the flick yet, but this is how I feel.
Dec 01st 2019
23
That's the best description of this movie I've ever seen
Aug 25th 2020
33
Great movie, even though from the beginning you knew how it would...
Dec 02nd 2019
24
Shit was trash, b. (Spoilers)
Dec 04th 2019
25
how about... (spoiler)
Feb 18th 2020
28
      Word!
Apr 28th 2020
31
I never had the feeling they were in danger.
Dec 06th 2019
26
queen was annoying from square one.
Feb 17th 2020
27
I agree.
Apr 24th 2020
29
So many bad decisions and it seems so unreal.
Apr 24th 2020
30
Glad to see Bokeem
Aug 23rd 2020
32

obsidianchrysalis
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1. "What context should your comment be taken?"
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> The one lesson I took away is how us black folk fail each other everyday.

Are you talking about the production? Or just the plot of the movie?

  

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bwood
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3. "RE: What context should your comment be taken?"
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Plot wise.

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5. "Thanks"
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2. "My brother got to work on post-production for this "
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He told me it was going to be good. Can't wait to check it out.

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6. "Random aside: that Desus quote is terrible "
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Could someone link me to something actually entertaining that those Desus and Mero guys have done? Everything I see from them is cringeworthy as that quote. They also seem to grin way too much, like to the point of self parody.

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7. "i can tell u that desus is one of the funniest poster in GD history"
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bwood
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8. "Yo don't change your sig man."
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That Desus quote is funny.

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15. "A classic GD post quote"
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14. "..."
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https://media.giphy.com/media/12QnTsA4Xix3WM/giphy.gif

sometimes u gotta leave ur inner nigger in the bank vault. - desus

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4. "would you recommend it?"
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Can't tell if you think it's good or bad.

I like Daniel Kaluuya as much as everyone else. He's proven strong enough to drive a movie. But I was very underwhelmed by the trailer.

Still curious though.

  

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bwood
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9. "RE: would you recommend it?"
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It's worth a matinee.

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10. "Wow this film was terribly written."
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I would not have predicted how bad it is.

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11. "it's 100% on torrent tomatoes yet u think....."
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okay, player…

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12. "Marketing is a funny thing."
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And this film's marketing has been incredibly strategic.
They seem to be trying to stay away from professional reviews and instead prop up easier please movie goers.
Yet and still

2.5 stars on imdb


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20. "I fall on your side in the reviews spectrum"
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I attended a screening with a post-film Q&A. I appreciated their ideas, inspirations, and processes for this movie, but the story was pretty weak. Weak enough that I checked out pretty early.

It looks great though.

  

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13. "attending a screening with Matsoukas and Waithe on Monday"
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16. "Micro - great movie. Macro - reality is depressing as fuck."
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I'd like a movie where Black love isn't interrupted by white people's base nature, but this ain't that. When they mentioned Love Jones in the film, I thought, "oh yeah, a Black love story without a white person bringing rape or murder into it. (Beale St)" It's like the message of "hey white people, quit being assholes" is being told to the wrong audience and while I agree with the sentiment, the beauty of Black people doesn't need antagonistic white involvement - I already exist in America.
Escapism is great when you actually get to escape.

Other than that, the leads killed it and I'm glad it exists. You saw the trailer, so when ol boy shows up, more than a few people said "I can't wait til they kill this motherfucker," myself included. And applause when it happened.

  

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17. "I wanted to see this... but I hate the way Waither handled that The Chi ..."
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SO much. Like enough to avoid anything with her name attained to it. But some of my industry faves still cosign her. I think I’m gonna skip it... but glad as always to see Daniel Kaluuya working.

  

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18. "The trailer had me excited to see it until I saw it was written by Lena ..."
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I just don't think she is that good of a writer.


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19. "this was a beautiful movie"
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21. "Meh"
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I thought the dialogue was boring, sometimes being outright bad.

Some of the decisions the characters made left me scratching my head.

The son served no real purpose.

All of the social stuff that serves as the under current in the movie is there, but it didn’t really do anything with it besides have it in there. It was kinda too on the nose for me.

It’s something there, but it never really got where it should of went. The main characters had flashes of chemistry but the dialogue held it back. The story had flashes but some plot elements held it back.

I wasn’t mad I went, but I felt it could of been better if some stuff was fleshed out.

The poster is fucking iconic though.

  

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22. "This was the Black Twitter version of Belly"
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Pretty to look at, couple good performances, but damn the story is trash and fantastical. Like for no reason at all. IF I have to suspend my intelligence 30 times in your movie at least make a fantasy feel good ending.

Another note, Lena Waithe is a superhustler for transitioning one good episode of tv to all this access.

Her work is super meh tho.

  

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23. "I haven't seen the flick yet, but this is how I feel."
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>Another note, Lena Waithe is a superhustler for transitioning
>one good episode of tv to all this access.
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>Her work is super meh tho.

I'm in the.... "Are we sure she's good?" camp.

I'm so confused when she gets mentioned in the camp with other dope creators. Like I'm missing something.

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33. "That's the best description of this movie I've ever seen"
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24. "Great movie, even though from the beginning you knew how it would..."
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end, the story and the relationship between the two main characters is solid. Although I am personally not a huge Daniel Kaluuya fan, he did a good job and Jodie Turner-Smith was amazing.

  

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25. "Shit was trash, b. (Spoilers)"
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Cinematography was amazing and it was very well directed. Daniel was good as per usual.

Other than that? Nah man.

Queen can’t act, multiple things didn’t make sense (you’re a lawyer, point out dash cam footage would exonerate you, the black kid killing the nice black cop was stupid, stopping to ride a horse when you’re on the run? Come on man), and yeah overall wack.

  

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28. "how about... (spoiler)"
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...the cops suspecting they are in the house/area...and setting up a perimeter that literally ends next door from where they pull off from.

...or dude counting the reward money (in bands of cash no less) *immediately* after they get intercepted/shot. no processing/wait time.

a lot of this shit was amateur hour.

not to mention being on the run for killing a cop and just taking random romantic detours.

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31. "Word!"
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26. "I never had the feeling they were in danger."
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At least that was the film I was anticipating based on the trailer.

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27. "queen was annoying from square one."
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everything was her fault.

im actually surprised lena wrote a black woman character like that.

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29. "I agree."
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♥ Inescapably Me ♥

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30. "So many bad decisions and it seems so unreal."
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♥ Inescapably Me ♥

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32. "Glad to see Bokeem"
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Some good some bad. very surreal

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