Excerpt: In a year that has featured “Black Panther,” “Black Klansman,” “Sorry to Bother You” and “Blindspotting,” who would have predicted that an adaptation of a YA novel would be the year’s most trenchant exploration of racial injustice in today’s America.
Excerpt: It’s a film that is designed to speak to a younger audience, and its unanswered questions are made to start discussions around stuff like police brutality, racism, and political activism on their terms, and it’s deeply effective on that level..
Excerpt: The Hate U Give is an emotionally gripping and powerful crime drama based on the novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. Featuring an intensely moving and spellbinding performance by the talented Amandla Stenberg, the plot directly tackles a troubling issue faced by many people, as experienced through the eyes of a young teen.
Excerpt: The Hate U Give takes on a complex subject and somehow manages to expertly weave in comedy, drama, tragedy, and sadness all within the framework to create a fully realized portrait a young woman’s life.
Excerpt: The Hate U Give isn’t therefore supplying answers as much as presenting the questions in their true-to-life situations for us to confront. It presents details in an almost artificial way to ensure we take note for when their relevance arrives with its required power.