I continue to believe true equality is not found in rare excellence, but in the above average and the mediocre. For example, if honkeys can make money churning out formulaic romantic comedies (cough, hallmarkchannel, cough), why can’t minorities? Of course they can! “Crazy Rich Asians” (2018) sometimes feels more engineered than created, but it hews to a tried-and-true rom-com storyline (working-class girl meets rich guy’s family), throws in a few twists, and manipulates in all the right places. Plus, you have the novelty of untrodden cinematic ground (Asians with British accents, exotic Singapore locations, etc.). Not great, not bad. See?