Makes its points best by setting it on Christmas Eve/Christmas. Family wasn’t so much chosen by queer people as it is now; 50 years ago it was found, in certain places. At least some sense of it. Messy and lonely, but less so than what was waiting for them outside.
Film Independent Presents:
Just kept getting more and more exhausting *and* underwhelming as it goes on, and it feels endless. Every scene is like... 25x too long.
I still love Zendaya! She’s not bad, even good at times, but ultimately disappointing. But John David Washington is so annoying and ACTING in all caps and exclamation points and a flood of emoji. I actually think he’d be great (and better used) on a soap opera.
I liked the music a lot.…