Blindspotting ★★★★

Blindspotting is very casual in its innovation. Slowly building an atmosphere of Oakland and the tensions that naturally arise thanks to gentrification and racial tension, it’s a masterwork of how to navigate tonal shifts. It’s simultaneously one of the funniest movies of the year, and one of the most tense. Diggs and Casal’s script is nuanced and thoughtful, while full of insight on how humorous life can become, whereas Estrada’s direction has so many small flourishes they add to up to a work the truly strengthens the film. Diggs’ performance is phenomenal and Casal is no slouch either; they anchor the movie in their souls and deliver a work that becomes jaw-dropping by its climax. Blindspotting is a surprise, an excellent film that’s frequently funny, tautly directed, and a stunning debut for its three main creative forces.

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