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School Daze

1988

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  • Much-maligned, and only semi-fairly so. Hard to imagine a film like this - a film which vigorously, earnestly pushes issues of young black identity to the fore - being made today (Dear White People I guess, but it's not on the same scale, and it's much more arch and winky). It's a narrative and pacing mess, but I'm not sure Lee even had a plot in mind. Its sexual politics are also utterly reprehensible... Its final bid for transcendence is simultaneously risible and moving.