Many ratings were imported from IMDB, from over two decades ago. They were way harsh, Tai.
It’s hard not to detect a whiff of Alexander Payne’s Sideways in the bouquet. But where Payne’s film embodies the meme that “men will literally use their priceless 1961 Cheval Blanc to wash down a Clown Burger meal than go to therapy,” American Fiction shows Ellison putting in the work.
American Fiction seldom seems to embrace its dual identity as a broad satire of America’s cultural caste system for the way it keeps its minority artists in creative purgatory, endlessly…