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William R Clark's rating of the film If Beale Street Could Talk

Jenkins leans on all things operatic and grandiose - the blocking for basic dialogue scenes is exquisite, detailed, and, let's face it, fussy. Guess I'm into this level of pointed fussiness; it reflects Baldwin's boom even in the silences. It feels so heavy, I think, because there isn't a lot of stylistic repetition, and when something can be this formally uneven and still work, well, it has my vote.