Alex Wheatle (2020)

Review: Alex Wheatle (2020)

Plot: An intimate account of a decisive moment in British history unfolds via the true story of one man’s awakening Black consciousness. Raised in a cold, oppressive children’s home that has left him estranged from his West Indian roots, the eponymous orphan Alex Wheatle (Sheyi Cole) gradually finds his voice as an artist, activist, and writer on the streets of Brixton—a transformation that intersects with the 1981 uprising in which the neighborhood’s mainly Black youth erupt in protest against police violence

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Steve McQueen&#8217;s <i>Small Axe</i> (2020): Criterion Blu-ray review

Steve McQueen’s Small Axe (2020): Criterion Blu-ray review

Small Axe (2020), Steve McQueen’s five-part film series for the BBC, corrects a glaring omission in British film and television’s treatment of the post-war history of social and political struggle and change; while the lives of the […]

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