The contrast between rural clothing in "Mudbound" and fashionable costumes in "Murder on the Orient Express" couldn't be more revealing.
It used to be easy to divide films into theatrical releases and straight-to-video dumps, but now there are at least 50 shades of gray.
Directed by Dee Rees, "Mudbound" is on Netflix and in select theaters.
As "Lady Bird" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" set the specialty box office pace, we estimate "Mudbound"'s secret grosses.
By focusing more closely on the land shared by a black and white family in the 1940s, editor Mako Kamitsuna uncovered greater emotional resonance.
After breaking out in "Straight Outta Compton," Mitchell struggled to land other big roles, until filmmaker Dee Rees picked him to lead her acclaimed historical drama.
With festival hit "Mudbound," Dee Rees proves what she can do with a sprawling southern drama of scale and scope. Netflix backing may prove to be an advantage.
IndieWire Honors: She says her character "helped me to see myself the way I'm supposed to see myself."
Morrison brings the harsh realities of the past and beauty of the land together to create an unique period look.
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Dee Rees' "Mudbound" is the main attraction of Netflix's random November lineup, which ranges from "Field of Dreams" to "Silent Hill."
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