These are the three films I saw at TIFF in Toronto this last weekend.
Ranked by most impressed with:
1)The Hate U Give @@thehateugivemovie
2)Husband Material aka Manmarziyaan
My review of The Hate U Give based on the novel by Angie Thomas
What it’s about:
>Battles of being one person and living 2 different lives
>Living in a predominantly black neighborhood but going to a private school with white privilege written all over it
>Witnessing an unimaginable and difficult crime and deciding which is the right course of action
>Snitches get stitches approach or do you be brave and do the difficult thing and standup for someone who no longer has a voice
Would I recommend and why?
I vote for you to see it. Fair warning ⚠️ though, it might not be for everyone and might be kind of hard for some to watch but nevertheless it hits some necessary topics, points, and it’s current unfortunately. The hate u give was really heartbreaking and emotional because of the topic but I thought the movie was pretty well done. Some of these tough scenes were really impactful and so well done despite the disheartening and sad effects. So much of the cast did a wonderful job with their role but Amandla who plays Starr and Russel Hornsby who plays her father did an remarkable job! And let’s not forget this man known as the director George Tillman Jr. did an amazing job of adapting this novel for film. A novel based on a racially divided America and the type of events which led to that so easy feat to adapt this. Such a touchy subject in our country but this film strikes a good balance of wit, rage, and seriousness. @thehateugivemovie @amandlasponsored @amandla_stenberg @george_tillman #russellhornsby
I recommend seeing the other two as well but let me know id you want a review of those as well either through the comments or DM.