Tag Archives: Racism

Civil: Ben Crump (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A lawyer against racial injustices

Netflix documentary film “Civil: Ben Crump”, which was released on last Sunday, mainly revolves around one African American civil rights lawyer who has fought against the racial injustices in the American society for many years. As observing how he handled … Continue reading

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Master (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A racially tame campus horror flick

“Master”, which was released on Amazon Prime two days ago, feels rather tame in its incoherent mix of racial issues and supernatural elements. The movie initially seems to be ready to tackle these sensitive issues in addition to trying to … Continue reading

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Rise and Fall of the Black Panthers

Stanley Nelson’s documentary film “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” shows a lot more about the Black Panthers than you may expect. To be frank with you, I once regarded the Black Panthers as nothing but a pesky and … Continue reading

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Passing (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A reserved racial drama by Rebecca Hall

Netflix film “Passing”, which was released several weeks ago, somberly trembles below the surface as examining its two contrasting African American main characters and their racial issues. While it sometimes feels a bit too reserved for you if you expect … Continue reading

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Small Axe: Red, White and Blue (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Against the system he walks into

During last two days, I finally watched Steve McQueen’s movie anthology series “Small Axe”, which generated some hoopla during the recent Oscar season as receiving a bunch of nominations and awards from several major film critics associations including the LA … Continue reading

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Small Axe: Mangrove (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Trial of the Mangrove Nine

During the latest Oscar season, there was a rather trivial controversy on Steve McQueen’s ambitious film anthology series “Small Axe”. While its first three films were respectively shown at a number of movie festivals including the New York Film Festival … Continue reading

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One Night in Miami (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Their night to remember

“One Night in Miami”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, humbly and thoughtfully presents a fictional account of one night meeting among four prominent real-life African American figures in the 1960s. Regardless of how much it is … Continue reading

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LA 92 (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A raw, vivid, and riveting presentation of the 1992 LA riots

Documentary film “LA 92” is a raw, vivid, and riveting presentation of the 1992 LA riots. While entirely consisting of a series of various archival footage clips, the documentary delves deep into the social and historical background of this shocking … Continue reading

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Mississippi Burning (1988) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Flawed but incendiary

One of my friends often mentions the last places he wants to visit in US, which are usually the ones reported on the media for infuriating cases of blatant racism. I felt same about Mississippi when I revisited Alan Parker’s … Continue reading

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Skin (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): His struggle to erase his racist identity

“Skin” is engaging whenever it focuses on its troubled hero’s inner struggle against his racist identity. Although I must point out that the movie is often hampered by its rather heavy-handed storytelling especially during its second half where it makes … Continue reading

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