‘The Underground Railroad’: Barry Jenkins’ Gorgeous Journey Into American Darkness

‘The Underground Railroad’: Barry Jenkins’ Gorgeous Journey Into American Darkness
Again and again throughout Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad, the Oscar-winning Moonlight director will pause the story to present a tableau of his huge cast of black characters. These shots are stunning in their composition, as if Jenkins and cinematographer James Laxton are painting an entirely different vision of American history than the one you most commonly find in textbooks and on museum walls. It’s an appropriate touch for a story that weaves in agonizingly real details from our horrible past
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