Mercy

Just Mercy (2019)

Just Mercy first published by Sight & Sound, February 2020 (here modified) Review: Destin Daniel Cretton’s Just Mercy takes place in Monroeville, Alabama – also the birthplace of author Harper Lee and the setting for her 1960 novel To Kill A Mockingbird. In the film, locals seem confused, referring to Lee’s lawyer protagonist Atticus Finch…

Fruitvale

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fruitvale Station first published by Film4 Synopsis: The feature debut of writer/director Ryan Coogler, this docudrama uses a real-life injustice to explore America’s abiding problems with racial division. Review: Fruitvale Station opens with a temporal dissonance. The first thing we hear may be Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), early in…