‘The Photograph’ Film Review: Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield Tentatively Explore Modern Love

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‘The Photograph’ Film Review: Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield Tentatively Explore Modern Love
Despite an increasingly evolving black film landscape, we seem to still be facing an overwhelmingly higher ratio of heartrending or even tragic dramas over romantic fare. That’s why there was such a warm show of support on social media when the trailer for writer-director Stella Meghie’s “The Photograph” dropped.

It wasn’t just because it boasts A-listers like Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield; it was the fact that they look like they were happy and in love.

Of course, an awesome trailer with smiling black actors in it doesn’t always mean it’s a good film. But excellent cinematography and a charming script can definitely put it in the ballpark to become one.

The Photograph” is a bit of an atypical romantic dramedy, in that it goes back and forth in time between two separate but related couples who are both struggling to navigate the love in
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