‘Master’ review: College campus offers lessons in racism

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The Detroit News

At Ancaster College, the traditions run deep, and so does the racism. “Master” is a thriller where the horrors of America’s racist past and present are in the hot seat. Writer-director Mariama Diallo’s debut feature, which plays (in more ways than one) like an undergrad “Get Out,” looks at the institutional racism on college campuses through the lens of a fictional East Coast university and three Black female characters navigating its racial politics. Regina Hall plays Gail Bishop, who has just been named the school’s first Black dean of students, or Master. Amber Gray plays Liv Beckman, a uni…

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