In a non-controversial Oscar season, Green Book represented Green Head headlines as one of the most divisive Best Picture nominees. It is a sensitive film about the healing of racial wounds that has not been seen but two related controversies – only when star Viggo Mortensen dropped the nombom during a Q&A, and then, co-author Nick Vallelonga's Islamophobic tweets appeared.
These controversies are symptomatic of the film itself, a based-on-a-true story white savior road trip film that uses fried chicken as its search motif. While Mortensen and his co-stars Mahershala Ali both turn into amazing performances, casting is basically the only thing that the film becomes real. In handling everything from the biography of one of the men in the heart of the movie to the character of the American racism, [GreenPaper stumbled.
The film is a classic road story that tells the story of Bronx bouncer Tony Vallelonga (Mortensen), who in 1