BLACKKKLANSMAN – Levity, despair hold hands in Spike Lee’s latest rallying cry

Spike Lee is in top form for his latest joint, ‘BlacKkKlansman’, and America seems to have caught up with his alarms and rhetoric on race some 30 years after ‘Do The Right Thing’. It’s a shame it took a toxic mass of agent orange in a Three Piece Suit for it to hit home. ‘BlacKkKlansman’Continue reading “BLACKKKLANSMAN – Levity, despair hold hands in Spike Lee’s latest rallying cry”

THE EQUALIZER 2 – Thrills are sacrificed for heart in this uneven sequel

Thespian demigod Denzel Washington makes his sequel debut in the ‘The Equalizer 2’. He’s the apparent last man standing in old man action sub-genre. His return as the ruthless avenging vigilante, Robert McCall, whilst a novelty, isn’t immune to some albatrosses that held back similar sequels. The battle of recycling and refreshing a tried andContinue reading “THE EQUALIZER 2 – Thrills are sacrificed for heart in this uneven sequel”

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN – Finding nourishment in a gyre of violence

Intimacy. That’s the surprising sentiment that rung in my head after seeing ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’, an immersive prison drama based on a true story which charts a man’s tortured path to redemption. It is expertly told in the way it projects relations between characters that soothe and revile; comfort and violate. Our director, Jean-StéphaneContinue reading “A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN – Finding nourishment in a gyre of violence”