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3. American Fiction 8.5/10

“American Fiction” was truly a surprise to me. I stumbled upon the trailer for this film when I was watching a YouTube video and the trailer popped up as an ad. The trailer completely hooked me with a strong and hilarious message on how hard it is to be a black artist without being put into a box filled with stereotypes. I am happy to report that the movie is just as good as the trailer was. This film is directed by Cord Jefferson and is a beautiful exploration on loss, acceptance and the importance of one’s identity. The performances in this movie are heartfelt and offer a career best for lead actor Jeffery Wright who holds the movie together with a nuanced performance that elevates the film to new heights. The supporting cast is amazing as well, with strong performances from Sterling K Brown, Tracee Ellis-Ross and Erica Alexander, who bring their all in their respective roles. Overall, I was greatly impressed and amused by this movie and its ability to shine a light on the importance of black storytelling. 

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