Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs emphasizes the inscrutability and Otherness of its Japanese characters. I was deeply uncomfortable listening to the majority white audience laugh when they would speak.”

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Grade: CLi
Phantom Thread

“Alma is well-matched partner in Reynolds’ games of power and manipulation. She is not defenseless. She has agency, cunning, and intelligence.”

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Grade: CLi
Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour cheerily pads its film with a white cast, setting aside just one speaking role for a non-white actor.”

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Grade: FLi