Category: BAME Cinema

– REPRESENTATION – People of Colour on screen or behind the camera.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

1968 Director: George A. Romero Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley Words – Oliver Innocent. Night of the Living Dead (NOTLD) is a key piece of ‘60s American cinema that ushered in a new wave of horror.… Continue Reading “Night of the Living Dead (1968)”

Candyman (1992)

1992 Director: Bernard Rose Starring: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, Vanessa Williams, DeJuan Guy, Marianna Elliott, Ted Raimi, Ria Pavia Words – Oliver Innocent Touted as the heir to the throne of Stephen King, Liverpool-born horror novelist Clive Barker came to… Continue Reading “Candyman (1992)”

Little Monsters

2019 Director: Abe Forsythe Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Alexander England, Josh Gad Words – Carly Stevenson Lupita Nyong’o, Alexander England and Josh Gad star in this uplifting, indie zom-com about the terrifying responsibilities of child rearing. After a recent breakup leaves him without a place… Continue Reading “Little Monsters”

The Nightingale

Director: Jennifer Kent Starring: Aisling Franciosi, Baykali Ganambarr, Sam Claflin Words – Carly Stevenson In her second film, director Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) explores the horrors of colonialism with unflinching honesty. The Nightingale is a Gothic drama set mostly in the Tasmanian wilderness during… Continue Reading “The Nightingale”

In Fabric

2019 Director: Peter Strickland Starring: Marianne Jean–Baptiste, Fatma Mohamed, Leo Bill, Hayley Squires, Gwendoline Christie, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram Words – Nathan Scatcherd The latest film from Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio, The Duke of Burgundy), In Fabric is a wonderful oddity – bizarre,… Continue Reading “In Fabric”

Rafiki

Director: Wanuri Kahiu Starring: Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji, Nini Wacera, Muthoni Gathecha, Charlie Karumi, Jimmy Gathu, Vitalis Waweru, Githae Njogu Words – Rhiannon Topham Modern cinema is experiencing an exciting political renaissance. Daring narratives that tackle some of society’s most… Continue Reading “Rafiki”

Sorry To Bother You

2018 Director: Boots Riley Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Jermaine Fowler, Steven Yeun, Danny Glover, Terry Crews, David Cross (voice), Patton Oswalt (voice) Words – Nathan Scatcherd I want to be able to recommend Sorry to Bother You wholeheartedly. Its brand of… Continue Reading “Sorry To Bother You”

BlacKkKlansman

2018 Director: Spike Lee Starring: John David Washington, Laura Harrier, Adam Driver, Topher Grace Words – Josh Senior Spike Lee seems like the only director that could have come to the mind of producer Jordan Peele when he set about the task of adapting… Continue Reading “BlacKkKlansman”

Black Panther

2018 Director: Ryan Coogler Starring: Chadwick Boseman; Michael B. Jordan; Letitia Wright; Lupita Nyong’o; Danai Gurira; Daniel Kaluuya; Martin Freeman; Forest Whitaker; Andy Serkis; Angela Bassett Words: Nathan Scatcherd 2016’s Captain America: Civil War is perhaps the apex (so far) of Marvel’s now decade-old,… Continue Reading “Black Panther”

Get Out

2017 Director: Jordan Peele Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones Words: Josh Senior Jordan Peele’s debut directorial effort was released to critical acclaim earlier this year, arriving at an odd time for a horror release and pulled together… Continue Reading “Get Out”