Dolemite Is My Name
First screened in November 2019
Director: Craig Brewer. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Wesley Snipes, Ron Cephas Jones, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Barry Shabaka Henley, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Luenell, Claude Phillips, Arthur Fuller, Chris Rock, Aleksandar Filimonovic, Ivo Nandi, Michael Peter Bolus, Kazy Tauginas, John Michael Herndon, Bob Odenkirk. Screenplay: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Twitter Capsule:
Writers lean again on "This sucks and is thus sublime" but exuberance—Murphy's, especially—puts the film over.
I'd love for the movie to have probed further the complex value systems, communal ambivalences, and power dynamics. It's still an unusual effort.