☆ Sophie ☆’s review published on Letterboxd:
'Blindspotting' is a must-watch movie for everyone right now. The film is about friendship, and the problems in our society today when it comes to black lives matter. Still, it has a lot of comedy and also very intense scenes where I felt stressed and anxious. The film stars Daveed Diggs as Colin and Rafael Casal as Miles. Interestingly enough, both Daveed and Rafael wrote the screenplay for the movie too. The dynamics between them were so fascinating and illustrated so well: a black man trying to be straight and having to be extra careful and a white man who is almost entirely reckless yet not having the same fears.
But the movie tackled more than that. It covered gentrification, police brutality, living as a black felon, and living as a white male who's just a product of his environment. It handled all of these sensitive and delicate topics without offending the sensibilities or coming off predictable. There was some powerful imagery, some compelling situations, and even more powerful dialogue. The script was smart, intelligent, and so spot on. Though 'Blindspotting' has its cliche moments, overall, it's an important film tackling race relations and gentrification in America. The chemistry and genuine friendship between writers/stars Diggs and Casal is at the heart of this film. Overall, this film is a powerful statement to our society, and a great movie to watch to support Black Lives Matter. I'm glad I finally got around to watching this.