Paul Giamatti is a curmudgeonly prep school teacher who reluctantly bonds with his fellow social outsiders over Christmas break in the latest from Alexander Payne.
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In his hilarious directorial debut, writer and director Cord Jefferson (Watchmen, Station Eleven, Succession) incisively confronts the culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Tony and Emmy Award-winner Jeffrey Wright (Angels in America, Westworld, Basquiat) stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own—a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain. Featuring an outstanding performance from Wright, this whip-smart satire is a worthy adaptation of Percival Everett’s 2001 novel Erasure.
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