The latest piece in the anthology occasionally takes a few missteps in its depiction of the Jamaican-born titular figure’s challenges, but is ultimately tale of an individual making something out of nothing.
‘Red, White and Blue’ is yet another captivating entry in the Small Axe anthology, offering stimulating insight into the challenges in shaping reform and questioning whether the sacrifices made to do so are warranted.
An effervescent, sultry counter to the intense and emotionally overwhelming Mangrove, this piece marks a welcome change of pace for McQueen in his filmography, demonstrating his ability to craft an engaging love story distinguished by reggae music.
Managing to succeed as a nuanced depiction of Black British activism, a poignant reflection of West Indian culture, and a riveting courtroom drama, Mangrove exemplifies McQueen’s skill at vividly capturing real-life events on film.
Luca Guadagnino’s first foray into television delivers terrific results, bolstered by memorable performances from two immensely talented young leads.
Delivering the crowd-pleasing thrills of satisfying horror film as well as a profound commentary on the migrant experience, Remi Weekes announces himself as an exciting new voice in the horror genre.
Cartoon Saloon’s latest film, set in 17th century Kilkenny, sees them push the boundaries of 2D animation while also delivering the strong characterisation necessary to overcome a slightly formulaic premise.
The level of acclaim a piece of art receives can often prepare first-time viewers for disappointment, but David Simon’s HBO crime drama is a rare occasion when word-of-mouth cannot convey the scale of its achievements.