Film Preview: The Best of Enemies (2019)

Page Revisions:

(October 14, 2018) Original
(March 10, 2019) New Release Date (changed from “Coming Soon”) / New Poster (#2)

Release Date:

April 5, 2019


From IMDb: “Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.”

Poster Rating: D+ / C

Review: (#1) There are so many potentially stirring images to this and having Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell facing off against each other, rather than both looking incredibly happy, would have been a more fitting design for a film of its subject and title.

(#2) Everything on the Sam Rockwell side is detailed and filled-in whereas the Taraji P. Henson side is blank white. the balance is off.

Trailer Rating: B+

Review: The fight to end segregation in a North Carolina community is a fascinating subject for a film and this trailer does a superb job constructing that narrative while promising more compelling events than what have already been depicted.

Oscar Prospects:

The premise is strong enough to be a major Ocsar contender, but the fact that the film hasn’t been dated yet should give anyone pause in making bold proclamations about its chances.

Trailer #1


Poster #1Poster #2

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