Luce (2019)
First screened in November 2019
Director: Julius Onah. Cast: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Andrea Bang, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Norbert Leo Butz, Astro, Noah Gaynor, Omar Shariff Brunson Jr., Christopher Mann. Screenplay: J.C. Lee and Julius Onah (based on the play by Julius Onah).

Twitter Capsule: Few scripts have such sloppy handles on story, psychology, or theme. And yet, Watts and Spencer seem to find so many of them.

VOR:   Broaching some daring topics (black respectability, intraracial tension, white liberal defensiveness) but gives each a dubious, desultory hearing.

Photo © 2019 Neon/Topic Studios/Dream Factory Group

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+

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