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BFI Preview: Beats + Q&A with Brian Welsh, Camilla Bray & Amy Manson

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“The only good system is a sound system” Great night watching a preview of Beats, a coming-of-age bromance that sees the nervous, down-trodden, Jonno, and his best mate, the seemingly-simple, Spanner, plan one night of madness together before they’re forced to come to terms with the cards that life has dealt them. Jonno is being […]

Us – Jordan Peele Does It Again

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Despite being desperate to see this, when it finally came out in the UK, it turned out that I was too scared. Not because of the potential horror. Bring that on. But more, I reckon, because of the potential disappointment. Well, at midnight, a month after its UK release, I’ve just walked out of a […]

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 […]