To Kill a Mockingbird ★★★

Excellent in its subject matter of course, but To Kill a Mockingbird ticks many of the usual boxes for a Prestige picture:

Inconsistent tone
Weak visuals
Ham handed implementation of metaphors
Overbearing and omnipresent musical score

Any time that I think that auteurism doesn't truly exist in cinema I remember movies like this, that could have been better with a strong director with clear vision at the helm, but as they are they merely exist as pleasant experiences with not much more to digest.