Review: Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)

Recently given a theatrical re-release in the UK by the British Film Institute, Julie Dash’s 1991 film Daughters of the Dust has been lovingly restored for its 25th anniversary by the Cohen Film Collection in the States, the results of which are now available on Netflix UK. It’s a timely arrival in many ways, partially… Read More Review: Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)

TV review: American Gods (Episode 6)

Vulcan (Corbin Bernsen) is the first deity introduced in American Gods that doesn’t appear in Neil Gaiman’s novel, although was reportedly created by Gaiman himself, specifically for the series. Considering the skeleton of the book that needs to (mostly) be followed for the show’s main narrative, it’s not surprising that Vulcan ends up a one-episode-and-done… Read More TV review: American Gods (Episode 6)

Review: Crown Heights (Matt Ruskin, 2017)

Adapted, by writer-director Matt Ruskin from an episode of public radio show This American Life, Crown Heights acts as both biopic of one man wrongfully incarcerated for over 20 years and a broader examination of the American justice system and its bias towards imprisoning people of colour. The latter most notably comes about through the… Read More Review: Crown Heights (Matt Ruskin, 2017)