Brimming with sumptuous visuals, presenting a stimulating mythology built upon East Asian cultural facets, showcasing a vibrant and very likeable set of characters superbly voiced by the cast, and promoting a valuable message to a young audience, Raya and the Last Dragon ticks almost all the boxes when it comes to family entertainment.
For my ‘What I’ve Been Watching’ piece covering February, I pay tribute to one of the surprisingly enthralling television series I’ve seen.
‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ serves as an enthralling illustration of the complex dynamics apparent in a revolutionary organisation’s struggle against oppression.
Writer and creator Russell T Davies neither downplays the topic of the HIV/AIDS crisis nor indulges in excessive sentimentality, and ends up creating a show that is simultaneously thoroughly entertaining and extremely moving.
A tribute to a handful of films that struck a chord with me during the first month of 2021, old and new.
In a difficult year, a rare piece of good fortune was the amount of high-quality productions available on television. I have highlighted 10 which resonated with me for a variety of reasons.
‘Education’ serves as a profound and deeply poignant illumination of the systemic flaws which have hindered the academic progress of young West Indian immigrants in London.
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.