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The Unapologetically (Not) Black Western

Jeymes Samuel’s riveting new film ‘The Harder They Fall’ refuses to acknowledge race, but its Blackness is difficult to ignore. (Zero spoilers ahead.)

Jonathan Majors and Zazie Beetz in ‘The Harder They Fall’ / Photo: Netflix

Throughout his recent interview with GQ, Jeymes Samuel, director and executive producer of the new Netflix film The Harder They Fall, doggedly…

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Bonsu Thompson

Bonsu Thompson

Bonsu Thompson is a writer, producer, Brooklynite and 2019 Sundance Screenwriters Lab fellow.

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