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‘Malcolm & Marie’ Isn’t About a Relationship, It’s About Abuse

You expect a movie about getting through a rough patch — but what you get is something far darker

John David Washington and Zendaya portray their characters in the kitchen on the set of “Malcolm and Marie”
Photo: Netflix

I thought I knew about Malcolm & Marie when I sat down to watch it. I knew it was a black and white movie, was filmed during a pandemic, starred John David Washington and Zendaya, and was written…

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David Dennis, Jr.

David Dennis, Jr.

Level Sr. Writer covering Race, Culture, Politics, TV, Music. Previously: The Undefeated, The Atlantic, Washington Post. Forthcoming book: The Movement Made Us

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