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3 things about Barry Jenkins’ IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

If Beale Street Could Talk [2018] 1. Corelle coffee cup. 2. Coltrane, as ever, the music of tenderness. 3. Customers and her hand.

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3 things about Raoul Peck’s I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I Am Not Your Negro [2016] 1. Apology montage. 2. Gary Cooper, Doris Day, lynchings. 3. “The story of the Negro in America is the story of America. It is not a pretty story.”

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