Blackbird (2014)
First screened in September 2014
Director: Patrik-Ian Polk. Cast: Julian Walker, Torrey Laamar, Gary LeRoi Gray, Nikki Jane, Kevin Allesee, Wanita Woodgett, Mo'Nique, Isaiah Washington, Terrell Tilford, Nicole Lovince. Screenplay: Rikki Beadle Blair and Patrik-Ian Polk (based on the novel by Larry Duplechan).

Twitter Capsule: Another case of heart in the right spot but Taste Level Not There Yet. Crams in a TV season's worth of plot. Appealing cast.

VOR:   Beyond making the film more coherent, the film might actually seem riskier by slimming down; covering so many bases means cutting corners in most. But it's an unusual POV, for sure.

Photo © 2014 KBiz Entertainment/Tall Skinny Black Boy Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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