HBO’s “Native Son” — premiering Wed.

A touchy, liberal-guilt-ridden riff on Richard Wright’s “Native Son,” this stars Ashton Sanders as the young man hired by an affluent family to serve as chauffeur.

Bill Camp is the “NAACP supporter” patriarch, and Margaret Qualley pegs the townhouse rich girl vocal fry meter to the wall as the faintly patronizing employer who acts like your friend, disapproving daughter to daddy’s do-gooderism.

Here’s a brittle early moment from Rashid Johnson’s film

“Native Son” premieres Wed. night at 8.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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