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Janet Awe

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RIP Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson

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I’ve just heard the sad news that the legendary DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson passed away this morning. His influence on the music and clubbing experience of my formative years, and beyond, has been huge. From listening to him on the pirate radio station, Kiss FM, as I drove around South East London in my school […]

Bah Humbug, M&S

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Ha! Apparently, for retailer Marks and Spencer, its Christmas must-haves are – for men: ‘Outfits To Impress’; and for women: ‘Fancy Little Knickers’. WTF?! Have you seen the weather?! That really won’t keep me warm in a meeting! Joking aside, what an antiquated ad campaign for 2018. It’s especially tone-deaf to the current tidal-wave of […]

Theatre Review: ‘ear for eye’, by Debbie Tucker Green, at Royal Court Theatre

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Massive respect to writer-director, Debbie Tucker Green, for her play ‘ear for eye’, performed at the Royal Court Theatre by an outstanding cast. A whip-smart, often poetic, sometimes funny, definitely poignant look at current and historic racism, oppression and double standards in the UK and US, and demonstrating the long-lasting, far-reaching impact. So many elements […]

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Preview: The Hate U Give

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The film opens with a black family sitting around the dinner table. Mother – Lisa (played by Regina Hall), father – Mav (Russell Hornsby), a teenage boy – Seven (Lamar Johnson) and 16-year old girl – Starr (Amandla Stenberg) as well as a young boy – Sekani (TJ Wright). The father is giving the kids […]

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Preview: Assassination Nation

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WTF did I just witness?! I walked out of Assassination Nation buzzing from this arse-kicking movie that turns the much-retold tale of the oppressed women persecuted in the Salem Witch Trials firmly on its head. It kicks off with an extensive, frenetic trigger-warning, advising that the film – set around the lives of four American […]

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Preview: Sorry To Bother You & Mr Boots Riley !

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The brilliant film, Sorry To Bother You, is more than just funny, it’s a cerebral and visual treat. Dealing with classism, capitalism, racism, stereotypes, and challenging clichés and tropes, in a very, very fresh way. I loved it. Not only was I lucky enough to see a preview of it today, my cake got extra […]

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Preview: Mandy

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Nicolas Cage is in fine grunting form as a man hell-bent on revenge after the peace of his idyllic and loved-up, secluded-forest life with his beautiful, adoring wife is brutally shattered by the invasion of a cult of violent motorbike-riding, drug-taking, hippy-cum-psychos. Full of laughable moments that you probably shouldn’t be laughing at, the writer-director, […]

BFI London Film Festival 2017: Bad Genius

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I love, love, LOVED this slick exam heist from Thailand, ‘inspired by true events’, which had me gripped throughout. A low-key, low-income, high-achieving school girl gets roped into helping the rich kids in her new, expensive school cheat in their exams. But it soon gets out of hand and what starts out as her secretly helping […]

BFI London Film Festival 2017: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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As always, I really enjoyed the BFI London Film Festival this year. The list of great films that I saw during the previews include: Filmworker, the wonderful documentary about Stanley Kubrick’s right-hand man, Leon Vitali, who never truly got the recognition that he deserved; Rollerdreams – also a great documentary, this time about the history […]