“[Walter Benjamin] uses the phrase, the importance of content–allegory–as being a corrective to art. He goes on further to say that the significance of this corrective is that it leads to two things; it leads to a discontinuity, which he claims is important.
It made me realize why, about twelve years ago or something like that, I became unhappy with what I was doing, that is, in the New York School group.
Benjamin then continues to say that without this…
Ordinary people write down their thoughts; James Baldwin spoke as if his thoughts were already written. His words tower over the movie, over movies general, and if it isn't obvious from the jump, Kendrick Lamar over end credits will reiterate: what matters is black lives. Who cares whether or not this is successful as a film.
Nevertheless, it's disingenuous of the filmmakers to include "Written by James Baldwin" in the credits when what was written by Baldwin was an unfinished…