Ava DuVernay’s One Perfect Shot at Propaganda

Ava DuVernay attends Variety’s 2021 Power of Women event in Beverly Hills, Calif., September 30, 2021. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) Tokenism and demagoguery — but no filmmaking art — in the cable series One Perfect Shot

Disguised as an insider’s look into what makes movies awesome, the six-part One Perfect Shot cable series is the latest example of our declining film culture. It takes an idea originated by the Twitter meme “One Perfect Shot,” in which fanboys posted a favorite image from a movie, to show their appreciation of filmmaking excellence. In the One Perfect Shot series, this is how HBO Max once again uses the idea of cinema to entice subscribers while also lowering their standards — reducing...

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