Posts by Rogan Graham

Jeymes Samuel: ‘Movie westerns have lied to us our whole lives’

By Rogan Graham

The singer-songwriter known as The Bullitts slinks into the role of filmmaker with his super fun revisionist western, The Harder They Fall.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

By Rogan Graham

This bloated reboot of the hit ’90s cartoon crossover is little more than a cynical exercise in brand synergy.

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The Underground Railroad is a revelatory telling of a complex tale

By Rogan Graham

Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winner is a nuanced small-screen masterwork.

MLK/FBI

By Rogan Graham

Based on newly declassified transcripts, this documentary charts the US government’s harassment of the civil rights leader.

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Alex Wheatle

By Rogan Graham

The striking fourth episode in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology depicts the difficult blossoming of an artist.

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Mangrove

By Rogan Graham

Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology kicks off with this searing court room drama about the Mangrove Nine trial.

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Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

By Rogan Graham

One woman’s obsession with recording the TV news becomes a fascinating visual chronicle of modern history.

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Mangrove – first-look review

By Rogan Graham

Steve McQueen’s film about the Mangrove Nine trial is a masterful evocation of political determination.

Channing Godfrey Peoples: ‘I’ve always been fascinated with lineage’

By Rogan Graham

Don’t be fooled by the surface-level frivolity of Miss Juneteenth says its canny, thoughtful director.

Rocks

By Rogan Graham

Sarah Gavron gives the coming-of-age drama a vital shot in the arm with a film of rare empathy and joy.

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Clemency

By Rogan Graham

An astonishing, intense performance from Alfre Woodard carries this sombre, powerful death row drama.

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Phoenix

By Rogan Graham

A stirring and stark portrait of a family in crisis from Norwegian director Camilla Strøm Henriksen.

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