My abusive relationship with Marvel studios continues. An improvement over the first, "Thor," but when the bar is set that low, that’s not saying much.
Welcome back Natalie Portman.
"The movie concentrates on how experiences looked and sounded and felt. It ‘remembers’ slavery as individuals remember private traumas, but it gives us just enough distance to process the cruelty. The director’s choreography is so exact that one can imagine a wooden frame around each image, or a proscenium. The effect is akin to a series of moving paintings, or long scenes in an opera or a religious play. The film is pain, transformed into real art, useful art, art that triggers empathy and understanding. It takes Black history, White history and American history out of the past and says, ‘This is happening right now. To you.’"