Verdict – You will not want to hit pause while watching this one.
Available on AppleTV+
AppleTV+ has thrown the gauntlet and is officially a part of the streaming wars with its first movie – The Banker. We as a society are trying to be more inclusive than ever where we are not only trying to move beyond a person’s skin color but also other parts of their personality that didn’t fit the definition of normal. We have not reached the stage of total inclusiveness yet, and the path to where we are now would not have been possible without certain people who strived to change what their skin color meant to the world around them. Among them are Bernard S. Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) the first African American bankers in American history.
What’s The Banker About:
The Banker is based on a real story in a time when housing segregation based on race was rampant across the USA and it affected many who wished to leave their days of trouble behind. The movie informs without preaching about the problems an African American man can face while trying to move up in the world. The film prefers to show rather than tell the hardships. They trust the audience to understand the underlying message without using long speeches to drive the point home. The movie doesn’t dumb down any of the banking jargon; instead, it elevates the audience’s knowledge to that of the characters, which great writing and is a commendable feat.