Mudbound Review: A Moving Tale of Two Families

Fueled by compelling performances and compassionate storytelling, Mudbound is a powerful examination of American society in the aftermath of WWII.

Adapted from the novel of the same name (as written by Hilary Jordan and published in 2008), Mudbound is the latest offering from writer/director Dee Rees. Following the release of her 2011 Sundance Film Festival breakout hit Pariah – an LGBTQI coming of age film based on Rees’ original 2007 short – Rees has transitioned into directing historical fare on the small screen, with projects like the HBO TV movie Bessie and ABC mini-series When We Rise. With Mudbound, her second non-televised feature length directorial effort, Reese continues this exploration of America’s social, cultural, and racial heritage through the visual arts. The ...

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