Finding the flaws in flawed reviews of ‘Dear White People’

“Having something important to say,” opines The New Yorker’s Richard Brody in his review of Dear White People, “isn’t the same thing as making an important movie, or even a good one.” While Brody found the film to be a too-tame series of “epigrammatic, calculatedly provocative monologues” meant to “simulate” controversy instead of actually causing it, for the most part, critics, audiences and the bulk of the non-racist internet love Dear White People. […]

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