There’s a brilliant scene in “Blindspotting
” in which Collin (Daveed Diggs
), a few days before ending his probation, has a terrible nightmare. Sitting in a neon-red courtroom presided over by the police officer he recently saw kill a man, Collin faces a metaphysical trial that embodies every ounce of frustration in his fragile life. It’s a tense collage of one man’s cluttered mind, his disdain for a system piled against him, and nothing else in the movie can compete with it.
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Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada from Diggs and co-star Rafael Casal
’s long-gestating, semi-autobiographical screenplay, “Blindspotting
” offers up a handful of such astonishing moments throughout an otherwise straightforward look at two lower-class Oakland pals struggling to find their place in a sea of gentrification. Ultimately, the movie belongs to Diggs, a