Reviews: The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: This melancholy piece of magical realism is an ode to a house and a city whose gentrification is displacing those who once made it vibrant, an intraracial cousin to “Blindspotting.”
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: A deeply felt lamentation on the changing landscape of “The City by the Bay”. This is a beautiful film.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: What I felt were off-putting idiosyncrasies at the start inevitably become charming quirks to remember fondly. [I eventually got] swept up by the film’s artistic potency.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Loving something so much not to know how to give it up is a powerful feeling, and this movie allows an audience to soak in this plight.
  • Frank Ochieng @ ScreenAnarchy
    • Excerpt: …unconventionally poetic, piercingly observant, and thought-provoking…a beautifully shot meditation on a heralded hometown turned into a pricey Fantasyland for those that can no longer afford to be part of its marvelous mosaic.
  • Jonathan Richards @ santafenewmexican.com
    • Excerpt: There are a few awkward moments and a few self-consciously stylized passages that may feel like gestures toward one director or another, but by and large, it all works. The deeply satisfying performances by Fails and Majors keep the story finely tuned, and that wonderful house looms up to represent an idea worth saving.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens