Director Ava DuVernay Hints That Racism Reason for "Wrinkle In Time" Bad Reviews?

You have probably not read much on this site about  "A Wrinkle in Time," because, quite frankly, ads ... I have seen Ava DuVernay's adaptation of the popular Madeleine L'Engle novel. The film was met with abysmal reviews, a 52 on Metacritic and a 42% on Rotten Tomatoes.

DuVernay, always very active on Twitter, praised Vulture critic Kyle Buchanan, who wrote about the "subtle, resonant" theme of the black main character's insecurity about her hair. "You were the only Caucasian journalist of any gender to see it, understand it and seriously ask me about it. Appreciate the chat, the sensitivity, and the writing," the director tweeted.

Of course, having lived through a public school system where the majority of students were black, I can understand what Buchanan and DuVernay were talking about. There was always that girl in every class that would pat her hair down, or put on some product in the middle of a lecture, hair is a huge deal for African-American women. I rarely saw a film which indeed captured a black girl's insecurities when it came to having "different" hair in texture than other American girls, but that's not what the film is about .... it's just a pedantic, slow as molasses fantasy tale. I look forward to her comeback in making socially pertinent dramas.