All posts tagged racism

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Director Tony Scott, Clairvoyant? – How Crimson Tide Can Serve as a Lesson to Us and the Powers that Be    

The first time I had seen tense submarine thriller, I thought it was an exciting, well-acted and ideologically challenging piece of filmmaking.  However, upon when I recently revisited it, I […]

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The British Museum presents: The American (Unobtainable?) Dream

The American nation, currently in a politically frenzied state not that dissimilar from our own, still unfortunately showcases yet also battles scenarios of racism, feminism, and many more “isms”. The […]

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Get Out Review – Be Prepared for Racism to Get Out of Here

Jordan Peele is a name synonymous with American comedy, in his dual partnership with Keegan-Michael Key. So when you see his name attached to a wide release, you’d expect something similar in this regard. Yet, with Get Out, Peele […]

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Why the travel ban won’t bring a halt to terrorist threat in the US

President Trump, after being in office for 12 days, signed 18 executive orders and memorandums. Surprisingly, the figure falls one short of the executive orders and memorandums signed by President […]

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One Night in Miami Review

I went to see ‘One Night in Miami’ on Saturday night at the Donmar Warehouse, which  follows a night in a motel in Miami, where Muhammad Ali, Malcom X, Sam […]

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Documentary Double-Bill: Ava Duvernay’s 13th

13th takes its name from the amendment to the United States Constitution introduced in 1865, which abolished slavery and any form of involuntary service. Except for as punishment for a crime. […]

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Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) @ The Royal Court Theatre

Set during the American Civil War, Suzan-Lori Parks’ trilogy Father Comes Home from the Wars charts the journey of a black slave in Texas, all the way to the war […]

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Black History Month through film

With Black History Month upon us now, an important time for learning and celebrating your past, I (a very white man) tasked myself with writing an article of relevance in […]

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Politista – No More Parties for Kanye

This is not album of the year. This is album of the life. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 26, 2016 On Kanye West’s seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo, […]