David Oyelowo

The complex cinematic legacy of Martin Luther King Jr

By Leila Latif

Fifty years after his death, does the Civil Rights Leader’s on screen image belie his true nature?

Gringo

By Naomi Wong

Nash “Brother of Joel” Edgerton directs this entertaining but lazily scripted Mexican crime caper.

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Take an exclusive look at Isle Full of Noises, narrated by David Oyelowo

By Emily Bray

The British actor reads Shakespeare in this drone-lit dramatic short by Jamie Whitby.

A United Kingdom

By Phil Concannon

Director Amma Asante digs up a vital forgotten story from British history starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.

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David Oyelowo: ‘The best of us is to love and be loved’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The star of A United Kingdom talks frankly and openly about the importance of faith in life and work.

Black Lives Matter – Social media activism and the politics of protest

By Katherine McLaughlin

How a handful of filmmakers and a simple hashtag turned stories of African-American oppression into a national concern.

Queen of Katwe

By David Jenkins

Chess gets the Disney sports movie treatment in this likeable tale of strategy and empowerment from Mira Nair.

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A vital new film season is putting black stars in the spotlight

By Adam Woodward

The likes of Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington are being celebrated via a nationwide programme of events.

Every film by a black director at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival

By Ewan Cameron

New films from Ava DuVernay and Spike Lee are part of the official programme’s focus on diversity.

Watch the moving first trailer for A United Kingdom

By Little White Lies

Amma Asante’s Apartheid era period drama is set to open the 60th BFI London Film Festival.

A Most Violent Year

By Adam Woodward

Oscar Isaac delivers the goods as the pacifist hero in this strange and slightly unsatisfying period crime drama.

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