Great points. My personal ideas on that are that racial reconciliation is a fantasy. Maybe not on an interpersonal level, but on a systemic one.
Americans are usually pretty damn good at dealing with each other face to face (for the most part), but then look at the racist we elected to lead our country. Look at his response to the homegrown terrorism of Charlottesville. Or how police officers still usually have “get out of jail free” cards for shooting unarmed black men and women, and those who protest them (Kaepernick) are often shit on by the white population.
Overall, Greenbook is a decent movie about overcoming one-on-one prejudices, but it is not a good movie for confronting racism. In fact, it suggests racism is merely interpersonal, which it isn’t.
I have mixed feelings about it. Glad he got an Oscar, but there were multiple films (including BlacKkKlansman) that were leagues better than Greenbook.
BlacKkKlansman was great. Should’ve probably won a few more, but I’m glad to see it won for its writing.
So are we gonna pretend like Charlottesville didn’t happen or....
Driving Miss Daisy 2
If Greenbook wins over BlacKkKlansman, I’ll be pissed lol...
A much less relevant film in 2018. (It’ll Driving Miss Daisy round 2.)