• Suffragette – Sarah Gavron

    To celebrate yesterday’s International Women’s Day, this week we will discuss a recent film which was directed by a woman, written by a woman and with a cast led by women. Suffragette (2015) is the first feature film portraying the struggle of ordinary British women, who, at the turn...
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    Harper Lee, writer of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, one of last century’s most beloved authors, has died last week, aged 89. Today we want to dedicate our weekly review to the homonymous 1962 film based on the novel. To kill a mockingbird was translated into film by screenwriter Horton...
  • The Harder They Come – Perry Henzell

    Released in 1972 (just a year before Bob Marley and the Wailers’ breakthrough international album “Catch a fire”), shot on location in the streets of Kingston with non-professional actors speaking in the local patois, the film created an unprecedented realistic portrayal of Jamaican culture, far from the exotic paradise...
  • La Haine – Mathieu Kassovitz

    Do you know the story of the guy falling from a skyscraper? To reassure himself he keeps repeating “So far so good, so far so good”…But it’s not how you fall that matters, it’s how you land. If you recognise this line, then you’ll know that this week’s Film...
  • The Battle of Algiers – Gillo Pontecorvo

    This week’s topic builds upon another remarkable film that since its release in 1966 produced considerable political controversy, dividing critical opinion. The Battle of Algiers, Gillo Pontecorvo’s historical account of the Algerian struggle for independence against French colonial power. The film was awarded a Leone d’Oro at the 1966...
  • Do The Right Thing- Spike Lee

    Today, we launch our new column “Films From The Bucket”, where we will share our thoughts on films that have had a considerable impact on contemporary society dealing with social, political and racial issues. After everything that has been said lately regarding the #OscarsSoWhite controversy which still continues to...
ABOUT THIS COLUMN

Cinema, just like all art forms, is also a form of expression. Films have been iconic in tracing historical events, and telling remarkable stories. Through this column, we will share our thoughts on films that have had a considerable impact on contemporary society dealing with social, political and racial issues.

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