Streetwise and down-on-his-luck, but not totally down; “THE BOOK OF CLARENCE” | FILM REVIEW

Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Omar Sy, RJ Cyler and James McAvoy
Directed by Jeymes Samuel

2021's Western "The Harder They Fall" was writer/musician/filmmaker Jeymes Samuel's feature-length directing debut and an intoxicating film full of energy and ideas. For the most part, the same can be said of his latest, "The Book of Clarence." While the film is clever and holds one's interest, it suffers from a cinematic Multiple Personality Disorder, as its later half finds jarringly abrupt ... more >