Queen and Slim

Queen and Slim

Stunning cinematography and many movies into one

The Very Best

8.1

Movie

Canada, United States of America
English, Italian
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
2019
FEMALE DIRECTOR, MELINA MATSOUKAS
Andre De'Sean Shanks, Andy Dylan, Benito Martinez
131 min

What it's about

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results.

The take

On their drive back from a Tinder date that was only average, a couple are pulled over by a racist police officer. Things escalate unexpectedly and the couple, one of whom is a lawyer aware of the corruptedness of the system, start a life on the run together. This thrilling set-up mixing social commentary and romance is a movie that's actually many movies in one. And almost as if to cut in-between the different tonalities, there are so many quiet and beautiful shots of the couple: silent, still or dancing - these moments are true cinematic magic. 

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Wow, I cried! This is a must see, no doubt!

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