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Posts by Leila Latif

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins

By Leila Latif

A roistering doc profile of the late, liberal tub-thumper who worked at The New York Times.

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One Man and His Shoes

By Leila Latif

This intriguing documentary explores the intersection between African American culture and basketball sneakers.

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Cordelia

By Leila Latif

Sporadically absorbing psychodrama in which a traumatised woman has a fling with her mysterious neighbour.

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After Love – first-look review

By Leila Latif

Joanna Scanlan plays a Muslim convert who discovers a secret about her husband in Aleem Khan’s moving drama.

African Apocalypse and the painful legacy of ‘Heart of Darkness’

By Leila Latif

A new documentary gives a voice to the silenced natives in Joseph Conrad’s colonialist novel.

Body of Water

By Leila Latif

Lucy Brydon’s bold debut charts a woman’s struggle to rebuild her life while in recovery from an eating disorder.

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Riz Ahmed and Bassam Tariq on the personal journey of Mogul Mowgli

By Leila Latif

The actor and director discuss the shared experiences that inspired their bittersweet love letter to their spiritual home.

I Am Woman

By Leila Latif

Pop music and women’s liberation come to the fore in director Unjoo Moon’s slight biopic of Helen Reddy.

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Mulan

By Leila Latif

Disney’s live action remake ditches the kitsch and catchy songs – and is arguably weaker for it.

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Da 5 Bloods

By Leila Latif

Spike Lee tackles black trauma, white saviourism and the ingloriousness of war in this searing Vietnam epic.

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A take-down of movies about nice guys who pester women

By Leila Latif

Exploring the rich and disturbing cinematic history of benign stalking. Whoever said nice guys finish last?

Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone is a worthy successor to Rod Serling’s original

By Leila Latif

The Get Out and Us director has delivered a fresh set of sci-fi nightmares.

Mommie Dearest: The changing face of maternal horror cinema

By Leila Latif

A Quiet Place and Hereditary are the latest films to challenge idealised notions of motherhood.

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?

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