2021 MOVIE DRAFT- ROUND 11 PICK 9 – GHOST DOG SELECTS- QUEEN & SLIM

The Powerful Perspective of “Queen & Slim” | The New Yorker

Queen & Slim (2019) Queen and Slim (2019) is one of the most emotionally satisfying movies I’ve seen this year. It’s the story of a first date gone wrong. Very wrong. And a couple on the run. Part crime drama, part road movie, and all love story, this movie resonates. It seems a little underwritten and disjointed in places, and you wonder about some of the decisions the characters make, but for me, that just adds to its charms. Sort of a cinema verité of the Black Lives Matter Movement. It has a gritty feel and is very watchable.

Outstanding cinematography by Tat Radcliffe. Clocking in at 132 minutes some critics thought was too long but I was totally caught up in the story and didn’t notice the time.

The movie was directed by Melina Matsoukas and was her first feature film. She has been known for her TV work and music videos, most notably Beyoncé’s Formation . Excellent work for a debut film.

The acting performances were very solid. Daniel Kaluuaya of Get Out fame played Slim and Jodie Turner- Smith played Queen in what may be a breakout performance for her. I just loved these two characters!

With a killer soundtrack, a compelling story, and characters you root for and care about this is a must-see film. ​

One response to “2021 MOVIE DRAFT- ROUND 11 PICK 9 – GHOST DOG SELECTS- QUEEN & SLIM

  1. 100% in agreement with you on Queen & Slim, Benn. It’s everything you say it is. What sticks out for me is if they hadn’t been harassed how all of the story line (aside from the love story part) wouldn’t have happened. I’ve seen too many peaceful people harassed to a point where they just say “fuggit.” It’s long past time for the harassment of people of color, different gender orientations, or those at simply surviving level poverty to end.

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