Movie review by Jordan Elizabeth, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Nuanced drama about race and identity in 1920s New York.

PG-13 2021 98 minutes

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age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 13+

This film draws you in with its slow and tense releationships

A compelling film that draws you in with its slow and tense relationships. Thompson and Negga are sublime as they dance around each other in 1920s Harlem. The choreography between these two women plays out well in black and white. The conversation around color is heightened with that choice. Holland continues to excel in every film he's in and this is no exception. Thompson plays her slow burn calculated and very well. She embodies a woman that has worked hard to not show any cracks in a world that seeks to destroy her. The subtle queerness in the quiet exchanges between the characters reverberates on the screen. A beautifully directed film by Hall.

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