Thursday, November 29, 2018 Mychal Denzel Smith reviews the film "If Beale Street Could Talk"

If Beale Street Could Talk
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The New Republic

For the December issue of The New Republic, New York Times best-selling author Mychal Denzel Smith reviews If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins’ film adaptation of the James Baldwin book of the same name.

The film deals with many emotional subtleties, Smith explains in Finding A Way. “It took a delicate hand to ensure these somewhat competing truths did not break the narrative apart.” That has something to do with Jenkins’s talents: “He provides space for his character’s flaws while never allowing those flaws to define them.”

You can read the entire piece here.

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