Film Language Tag: shallow focus
A shot in which only a narrow range of the field is in focus.
Peik Lin (Akwafina) drives her old college roommate Rachel (Constance Wu) to the Young estate, where her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) is waiting to welcome her and introduce her to his family. When Nick comes out to greet them, he surprises Peik Lin by inviting her to join the party.
Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) rob a train but are ambushed by a group of men on horseback. They run away on horses of their own and make it to a town they think can help hide them. The group of men come through town looking for the two fugitives.
After Amos (David Girard) threatens Gareth (Franklin Ritch), Cherry (Tatum Matthews) reveals that she has gotten significantly more advanced and is nearing superintelligence, now being closer to experiencing human emotions and have even more realistic conversations and reactions. Deena (Sidna Nichols) then implores her to use this newfound agency to find happiness.
After Amos (David Girard) votes against a merger with Princeton Dynamics to give Cherry (Tatum Matthews) a corporeal form, the team discusses using her data tracking to find the rogue vote before Amos admits that he could not approve the merger without Cherry's consent.
Marcel (Jenny Slate) takes care of his grandmother, Nana Connie (Isabella Rossellini), and observes the attention they are getting. After ensuring privacy in his home, he goes on to "ice-skate" on a dusty table before he notices a squirrel in the house.
Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) encourages The Narrator (Edward Norton) to stay over at his place. Once that's settled he asks him to hit him. The Narrator then gives us a backstory for Durden. It flashes back to the present and The Narrator hits Durden, starting the first fight of the movie and the beginning of fight club.
After sharing a joint with Micah (Wyatt Cenac)'s couch, Jo (Tracey Heggins) and he discuss their contrasting notions of race, identity, and self-conception while he works on her bike. After tiring of the debate, Jo suggests they go out dancing; Micah volunteers to call a cab.
After Micah (Wyatt Cenac) brings her a drink, Jo (Tracey Heggins) pushes him to shower before climbing into bed. While he showers in the next room, she opens his laptop and peruses his social media history before going back to bed herself.
Civil Rights leader Kwame Ture (Corey Hawkins) recites a speech at a local rally hosted by the Black Student Union. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) attends, going in undercover on behalf of the police as Philip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) and Jimmy Creek (Michael Buscemi) listen in. Ture speaks on the need to embrace Blackness and Black beauty, police brutality, opposition to the Vietnam war, and the fight for racial equality.
Ying-Ying (France Nuyen) hears of her daughter, Lena’s (Lauren St. Clair) marital troubles with her fickle husband, Harold (Michael Paul Chan). Flashbacks of Ying-Ying’s abusive Chinese husband, Lin Xiao (Russell Wong) link mother and daughter.
Jerome Turner (Harry Belafonte) recounts the lynching of Jesse Washington at a Civil Rights rally as it is cross cut with Philip Zimmerman's (Adam Driver) - posing as a white version of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) - induction into the KKK. Turner describes in detail the murder and we go back and forth between this and David Duke's (Topher Grace) white nationalist speech. All the while, Stallworth is watching the induction ceremony happen from a window.
Gareth (Franklin Ritch) shows off Cherry (Tatum Matthews) and explains how she works. She has two modes: one which replicates Cherry logging onto a video platform to ensnare predators, and an admin setting in which the user can hold a vocal conversation with the program.
After a brief phone call, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) searches on bike and foot to find where Jo (Tracey Heggins) is staying, knocking on doors repeatedly. Eventually, when he finds her and returns her wallet, he asks to come up to the apartment; she allows him to.
The Narrator (Edward Norton) blackmails his boss (Zach Grenier). He then punches himself in the face and stages an entire fight against himself in front of the boss. He says it reminds him of his first fight with Tyler Durden. Once he's sufficiently bloodied, the police arrive and assume the boss was responsible.
Wei-Wei (May Chin) makes breakfast while Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) wakes Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) and then his father Mr. Gao (Lung Sihung). Over breakfast, they discuss Wai-Tung's plans to have a simple courthouse wedding to Wei-Wei, prompting protests from Mrs. Gao.
As Oscar (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz) ride the BART back home, Katie (Ahna O'Reilly) recognizes Oscar and calls out his name. While the two catch up, Cale (Joey Oglesby), who Oscar knew in prison, recognizes him and punches him. When the BART stops, police officers Ingram (Chad Michael Murray) and Caruso (Kevin Durand) restrain and harass Oscar, and Ingram shoots him in the back.
Wanda (Octavia Spencer) waits at the hospital to hear of her son Oscar's (Michael B. Jordan) prognosis after being shot by a BART police officer. A doctor informs her and other loved ones that Oscar is not responding well to treatment, prompting Wanda to lead a prayer for him. However, Oscar dies.
Cherry (Tatum Matthews), now having achieved singularity and a corporeal form, reveals to Gareth (Lance Hendriksen) that the objective he bestowed upon her of tracking down child predators makes her miserable, and that with her newfound "humanity" she wishes to pursue other things of her own choosing.
Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) lays out the rules for Fight Club decided on by him and The Narrator (Edward Norton). This includes the well-known line, "You do not talk about Fight Club." The first fight begins, which includes someone from The Narrator's office. We flash forward to the following days where The Narrator explains that Fight Club only exists when you're in it—that in the outside world, it is not acknowledged. We see him and various other injured people go about their daily lives without talking about it.
After his father suffered a stroke, Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) rushes to the hospital to find his mother, Mrs. Gao (Gua Ah-Leh). When Mrs. Gao notes Wei-Wei's pregnancy, Wai-Tung spontaneously comes out to her as gay, while Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) and Wei-Wei (May Chin) overhear the conversation.