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Rick Famuyiwa United States, 2015

Zac Weber's rating of the film Dope

Full of energy and never dull, Dope is a prescient piece of contemporary filmmaking. The three main stars' spirit and out-of-the-box style drive the film, and it was refreshing to encounter black characters without deep discussions of race for the audience's sake. I also enjoyed the playful elements, such as the freeze frame of Malcolm driving the yellow mini, or when he's dreaming on the bus ride home.