Available to rent on streaming services. It’s only $1 on Amazon.
“Waves” is another film that I am recommending to go along with the theme of African American movies. Although the director, Trey Edward Shults, isn’t African American, the majority of the cast is African American. If you read through my top 10 films of 2019 you would see that this was actually in my top 5 and there’s I still think it’s a pretty great movie. It tackles a lot of issues like the pressures of having to act a certain way when growing up in a black household, abortion, forgiveness, and redemption. A big reason I really think this movie is so amazing is because it let’s you see both sides of the issue and you can even sympathize with either. One pattern I’ve been noticing with the films that I give positive reviews in is that if the themes you are going for are going to be presented with have depth and a purpose, it makes it a lot more relatable and interesting. The soundtrack for this movie is great and fits the movie very well, the acting is great, and it’s one of my favorite redemption films if you can even consider it a redemption film. This movie was EXTREMELY SNUBBED AT THE OSCARS and I feel like it deserves a lot more recognition. Enjoy! Also it has some pretty sad and deep moments so get ready for an emotional rollercoaster.
My Rating: 9/10