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“Uncertain” is a homily on redemption and humanity

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A very very nice review. I greatly enjoyed reading it. Thank you, Prospero. Would be a great movie to watch.

Kenneth711 in reply to Enders Shadow

According to the Democrat pundits, Trump voters are angry white men, not despondent black men. So someone such as Henry could not be a Trump voter. That you think so, shows your lack of real understanding.

Enders Shadow

Sounds like a remarkable insight into the lives of the sort of desperate people who see Trump as their best hope. That we find this a surprise is a measure of our lack of real understanding of how people's minds work.


"His quest for redemption has become conflated, improbably, with his quixotic endeavour to hunt and kill a large hog using an array of antique guns. "
I had one of those wild hogs on my four-acre property years ago. It had tusks a foot long. I called the sheriff to round it up before it wandered onto the main state highway in front of my house and caused a traffic accident. The sheriff asked me if I wanted him to shoot it, but since it weighed 500 lbs, I told him that I didn't want to bury it. So he ran it off to the neighbor's property, where the neighbor confused it with his wife. At any rate I double-fenced my property, with a field fence at 100 meters, and a chain length fence close to the house. No more wild critters have wondered in since then. Besides wild hogs, we have bear, coyote, alligators, deer, panthers, and roving Rednecks in the neighborhood.


Judging from this review, "Uncertain" is not a homily, nor is it about redemption. This is only the reviewer's personal interpretation -- the spin he wishes to give it.
One of its protagonists is named Wayne, "a former heroin addict who had threesomes with his son, taught him to smoke dope, and is directly responsible for a person's death." The latter achievement is couched in the reviewer's delicate circumlocution for : killed (or murdered) a man (or woman). Nevertheless, to Prospero "he remains supremely sympathetic". Maybe even more sympathetic than Chiron in "Moonlight", who, when we last left him, had not yet committed this crime.
Another Economist writer looks forward to the extermination of the human race through a nuclear or biological catastrophe , in order to make way for a new species of congenitally politically correct inhabitants, who will create a true Utopia of perfect economic equality.
Where does The Economist find these people? Or are they just typical of the graduates that Oxford and Cambridge produce these days?

Kenneth711 in reply to ashbird

Henry is described in the article as black. YOU made the connection to Trump even though the article never mentions Trump. So YOU made the connection and I simply pointed out that it was wrong.


Prospero has found a worthy successor to "Moonlight" for his next Best Picture nominee. This one has not just one but three protagonists representing the dregs of humanity, so it is arguably an even better movie.

Langosta in reply to another fencesitter

That happens a lot around 3:00 AM on a Saturday night when the bars close. No kidding, a neighbor was hanging out at the local honky tonk in the wee hours when a drunken semi truck driver crashed his rig through the place --- in one side, and out the other.