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.

VOR:   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.

Photo © 2019 Netflix

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Eddie Murphy

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