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Sat Nov 18, 2017, 02:52 PM

Just watched the outstanding Netflix movie "Mudbound."

It is excellent and well worth a watch.

Here is one review: http://time.com/5030321/mudbound-movie-review/

Mudbound works as a thumbnail picture of midcentury American racism and injustice, and as a reminder of how slowly things really change in this country, as much as we like to think of ourselves as progressive thinkers and lovers of freedom. But you can’t just write ideas on the screen: Your performers have to embody them, and there’s not a minute in Mudbound that doesn’t feel deeply felt and believable. Rees, who previously wrote and directed the 2011 coming-of-age drama Pariah, has shaped the material beautifully: This is just a good story, period, and Rees never loses sight of that. It’s told from the shifting points of view of each of its major characters, but it never feels cluttered or confusing. And the movie’s sense of history is woven tightly into its landscape. At one point Mulligan’s Laura reflects, in voice-over, on the muddy bleakness of her surroundings (“I dreamed in brown”), and Rachel Morrison’s cinematography provides the visual evidence. Morrison makes this world look both enduring and unsettling, the kind of place whose spirit creeps into your bones. Although Mudbound is being released in select theaters, it’s also available on Netflix, and its complex visual beauty works even on the small screen.


Sadly, we seem to have learned too little over the years.

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BlueMTexpat Nov 18 OP
Canoe52 Nov 21 #1
BlueMTexpat Nov 30 #5
bif Nov 29 #2
BlueMTexpat Nov 30 #6
irisblue Nov 29 #3
BlueMTexpat Nov 30 #4
sazemisery Tuesday #7
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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 12:07 PM

1. Having trouble watching anything with racism and injustice these days.

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 06:11 AM

5. I have trouble with those

all the time. But this is something that you really should see.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 09:14 AM

2. Finished it last night.

Excellent movie. Powerful and unexpected ending.

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Response to bif (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 06:12 AM

6. Glad that you saw it!

But also

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 09:16 AM

3. I heard an interview w/ the author a few weeks back

It sounds amazing. On my list

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Response to irisblue (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 06:09 AM

4. The ensemble cast

is outstanding.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 03:05 AM

7. Proud to say, the author is my stepdaughter

I am so proud of her and her novel's accomplishments.

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Response to sazemisery (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 04:37 AM

8. How wonderful for you

both! May she go on to even greater things!

She certainly seems to have had fine inspiration!

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