Crazy Rich Asians (2018) is directed by Jon M. Chu and stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan and is based on the international bestseller of the same name. It is a romantic comedy about a young Chinese billionaire introducing his relatively poorer girlfriend to his family in Singapore during a large family […]Read More Crazy Rich Asians: Singapore, Spectacle and Socialites.
Black Panther (2018) is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Micheal. B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. It follows Captain America: Civil War (2016) with T’Challa (Boseman) returning to his native home of the technologically advanced and isolated […]Read More Black Panther: It’s Magical, Tragical and Tribal.
Ali (2001) is directed Micheal Mann and stars Will Smith, Jon Voight, Jaime Foxx, Mario Van Peebles and Nona Gaye. It is a Biopic account of the life of legendary boxer Muhammed Ali between the period of 1964-1975. Here’s another one that shot for greatness and unfortunately didn’t quite hit the mark. The last film […]Read More Ali: Banter, Bans and Bouts
*Warning: this film is very explicit, viewer discretion is advised* Straight outta Compton (2015) is directed by F.Gary Gray and stars O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, R.Marcos Taylor and Paul Giamatti. The film is based on the true life story of the legendary and controversial hip-hop group NWA and the rise and fall […]Read More Straight Outta Compton: Contracts, Cussing and Controversy
Victoria and Abdul (2017) is directed by Stephen Frears and stars Judie Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard and Adeel Akhtar. The film is the amazing true story about the until recently undocumented relationship between Queen Victoria and her servant Abdul Karim. Interesting film. This is probably the most light-hearted entry I’ve made on […]Read More Victoria and Abdul: Rumi,ruling and racism.
Malcolm X (1992) is Directed by Spike Lee (Inside Man) and is based on the Autobiography of the same name. It stars Spike Lee himself, Denzel Washington as the Titular Character, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Al Freeman Jr, Albert Hall and Kate Vernon. It chronicles the life of the controversial civil rights leader from his […]Read More Malcolm X: Civil Rights, Harlem Nights and Mecca Sites.
Detroit (2017) is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and stars John Boyega, Will Poutler, Hannah Murray, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, and Nathan Davies Jr. It tells the story of a police raid in 1967 in one of the largest race riots in US history. It revolves around the true story of the […]Read More Detroit. Police Brutality, Mo Town and Motels.
In light of the recent hateful developments in Charlottesville, I thought I’d revisit this classic. *trigger warning* The film contains violent, gratuitous scenes as well as heavy swearing. American History X tells the story of white supremacist Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) and his journey from a young confused English literature student, to white supremacist leader, […]Read More Skinheads, N-words and 2017.