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Movie Review: One Night in Miami, Directed by Regina King, 2020

In 1964, four leading African American human rights fighters met in their community. This meeting never took place in reality, but what would have happened if Muhammad Ali (Aili Guri), Malcolm X (Kings son Adir), Sam Cook (Leslie Odem Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) had met? The movie "One Night in Miami" is full of pathos and self-importance. He is busy talking and terribly slow. The first half hour passes with stencils, after which it is filled with dialogues full of themselves. It features fascinating characters, from the greatest-mouthed athlete in history to Sam Cook, the lead singer who has released hits to the beat. "One Night in Miami" undresses these characters from their self-importance, and puts them in a human context, perhaps too. It combines different worlds, other professions and creates ideological and ideological clashes. There are no white people in the film and they are hardly mentioned. The dialogues deal with the complexities of African Americans in the 1960s, about living in a world where racial discrimination is almost legitimate. Although the lines in the film are never told, the actors pour life into them. The gameplay in the film is wonderful, but lacks climaxes and is quite oppressive at relatively early stages. It is very elitist despite the theme and is intended for lovers of American history, who are interested in a fascinating intellectual exercise, which speaks to very universal and personal subjects. Most of the public, who are less concerned with these issues, will not be able to survive its length and will not connect to its archaic contents.


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