Steve McQueen’s latest release Mangrove is the first in his Small Axe collection of films for the BBC. It tells the story of the Mangrove Nine case in 1970, where a group of Black campaigners, increasingly frustrated about police harassment in their Notting Hill community, were put on trial for incitement to riot. At the […]
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Since the enduring concept of Black History Month first came to the UK in the 1980s, it has been seen as a time to reflect, remember and shine a light on important parts of Black-British history from the transatlantic slave trade to the Bristol bus boycott in the 60’s. However, an important component of Black […]
Are the BAFTAs becoming irrelevant?
Unsurprising, and yet outrageous. These adjectives perhaps best describe this year’s BAFTAs. All 20 Acting nominations were given to white performers, and once again the Best Director category was an all-male affair. This isn’t due to a lack of excellent works by women and people of colour; in reality the situation is quite the opposite. […]
For Widows, Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave ; Shame ) has teamed up with writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl ) to make a genre film that is so much more than just that, with a stellar cast that delivers excellence from start to finish. The titular widows are titular for a reason. Their male counterparts are quickly […]