Posts by Caspar Salmon

A New Hope – Black empowerment and symbolic casting in contemporary blockbusters

By Caspar Salmon

Our Obama Era Cinema series continues with Caspar Salmon reflecting on the vitriolic online backlash to recent progress in Hollywood casting.

Ken Loach is right – British film and TV has become too cosy and conservative

By Caspar Salmon

The director was correct in chastising the “fake nostalgia” of period dramas.

How Louis Theroux became documentary’s golden boy

By Caspar Salmon

The Where’s Wally-meets-Buster Keaton shtick masks a filmmaker a rare emotional intelligence.

How Embrace of the Serpent tells the story of Western imperialism

By Caspar Salmon

Ciro Guerra’s film is a stark reminder of the destructive nature of European colonialism.

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