Tag: Drama

Small Axe – Reviews

by Ken Bakely

These are my reviews of all five entries in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, a five-part anthology about the West Indian community in London during the 1970s and ’80s. The series is available in the United States through Amazon Prime, and in the United Kingdom through the BBC iPlayer service.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Review

“While the movie does its best to create a reenactment with its gaze turned firmly towards the present, it can’t really figure out how to connect its ideas when it matters the most.”

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2020 Mid-Year Catch-Up: Reviews of SHIRLEY and SPACESHIP EARTH

by Ken Bakely

As we arrive at the midpoint of the year, I’ve gone back and started catching up with some noted movies from the last six months. As streaming becomes the only practical form currently available to films, this gives both an easier opportunity to keep tabs on titles of interest and makes it somewhat harder to stay up to date. I begin with capsule reviews of Josephine Decker’s Shirley and Matt Wolf’s Spaceship Earth.

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