"Fruitvale Station", Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Oscar Grant, President Obama, Ryan Coogle
Fruitvale Station **** 1/2
If you are a frequent reader of MillersTime, it may seem that I like every film I see.
Usually, I only post about films (and books too) that I have particularly enjoyed and rated 4-4 ½-5 stars. The films that don’t fall into that category, I simply refrain from reviewing here.
Also, you may have noticed that I am partial to small films, documentaries, and particularly ones that are often based upon ‘true stories,’ tho that phrase leaves a lot of room for abuse. It’s probably something about my lack of imagination and more about my interest in what has actually occurred. (I made a rough calculation this morning of the books in my wonderful library and at least half of them are non-fiction.) So there is some consistency in my approach to literature and film.
Anyway, my wife and I recently saw Fruitvale Station, a recounting of a particularly tragic day in the life of Oscar Grant, a young black man, in Oakland, a mostly accurate one from what I have been able to discover.