BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee’s latest, loosely based on the early career of police-officer Ron Stallworth, opens with an icon scene from 1939’s Gone With the Wind. An iconic moment in American cinema, a distressed Scarlett O’Hara is wading through a sea of injured civil war soldiers. The camera gradually draws out, revealing the vast extent of the wounded. … Continue reading

I Am Not Your Negro.

I Am Not Your Negro.

The unfinished memoirs of critic and writer James Baldwin are brought to life by the voice of Samuel L. Jackson in Raoul Peck’s astonishing I Am Not Your Negro. A striking film essay that divulges Baldwin’s thoughts and criticism of the historical treatment of African-Americans during the fifties and sixties, this is a truly riveting … Continue reading

Hidden Figures.

Hidden Figures.

A film with all the right intentions, Hidden Figures is a celebration of three criminally undervalued black women and their invaluable contributions to the US space programme in the 1960s, as NASA attempts to propel a man into orbit for the first time. Hidden Figures opens with our three protagonists gathered around their broken vehicle, … Continue reading

Selma.

  I am a big fan of sarcasm. That’s why at this year’s Golden Globe Awards my favourite joke came from Tina Fey. When introducing each film the hosts, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, have a witty and controversial anecdote prepared. When Selma was brought to light, Fey stated “…the movie Selma is about the … Continue reading