The Hate U Give is a radiant brilliant melodrama that combines social justice, heightened suspense, and relentless entertainment. Amandla Stenberg joins the ranks of young performers that create a character that irresistibly keeps you obsessed with their eyes. Don’t even think about being distracted and letting your mind wander as you watch this rip-roaring actress. The two- hour power house film speeds by on the strength of precise editing and a propelling story line. The “Black Lives Matter” theme is so refreshingly dealt with that you can excuse a tendency towards preachiness inherent in the material. You are so invested in these characters, you can’t help but bury yourself in the spiritual love generated by this Hollywood emotional epic. Yes this 20th Century Fox release has the old fashioned superior film making qualities that we are rarely treated to in 2018.