Kasi Lemmons cowrites and directs Harriet, starring Cynthia Enrivo; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Clint Eastwood turns a terrorist attack into a bit of post-hoc reality “entertainment” with the stunt casting of the actual heroes as themselves in a stilted, tone-deaf piece of Christian-American propaganda.
Reluctant-buddy action comedy feels like unfunny, warmed-over ’90s leftovers. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson look like they’d rather be elsewhere.
Yes, it’s a teenaged girl’s romantic fantasy. And some of it might be in a secret code for young women. Imagine that.
It’s a familiar story — Nice Kid gets mixed up in Bad Things — but as first-time feature director Kevin Asch tells it, there’s extra potency to the contrast between the Nice and the Bad.