What does this movie, based upon a Phillip Roth novel, tell us about cancel culture on campus? What does it tell us about the difficult choice made by the main character, Coleman Silk, who disowned his African American family in order to pursue success in his careers passing as a white Jewish man? Does the film attempt too much by cursorily including too many of the novel’s narrative threads? Should it have more exclusively focused on one or other of these story lines? How does the casting work to lessen the plausibility of the story of Silk’s later life?

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