Chinonye Chukwu writes and directs Clemency, starring Alfre Woodard; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Women are all but absent here, and when they do appear, they are little more than aggrieved ex-wives or hookers with hearts of gold.
A compelling character study of two intriguingly flawed people, the sort of richly observed drama that has gotten all but pushed out of mainstream cinema.
A yawningly empty movie, the epitome of brainless, heartless, soulless, shameless cash-grab corporate filmmaking.
Lest we forget, the slide into a fascism in America didn’t begin with George W. Bush: it was well underway in the 1990s, when our police went paramilitary in the “war on drugs” and new federal incentives for local communities to get drug convictions — however they could — led to a huge increase in … more…