Spike Lee’s landmark film is often remembered for its still-relevant social commentary, but its formal brilliance should not go overlooked.
Summer of Soul, Questlove’s directorial debut, seeks to resurrect the memory of the Harlem Cultural Festival, a vital touchstone of Black music.
Ulman’s feature debut chronicles a mother-daughter pair in post-recession Spain with a restrained style and hints of amusing deception.
Warm depictions of Black life and music-making aside, Soul ultimately shortchanges itself with what feels like a lack of confidence in its core character.
A semi-fictionalized account of Christian Cooper’s own experiences, It’s a Bird takes on racist dog whistles with necessary straightforwardness.
The films MLK/FBI and Enemies of the State offer contrasting looks at government oppression.
American Utopia, Lee’s film of the stage show, recontextualizes some of Byrne’s greatest hits as musings on modern life.
If you consider yourself an ally to Black people, it shouldn’t just be about you or how you feel; it should be about how you can help.
Ride Your Wave, the latest from prolific anime director Masaaki Yuasa, offers a comforting and serene approach to loss.
Released 40 years ago this Sunday, Cagliostro established Miyazaki as a notable talent. Much like his latest film, The Wind Rises, it reflects the director’s changing attitudes towards the animation industry.
Anime’s Human Machines at the Barbican Centre offers a variety of perspectives on humanity, technology, and whether the soul can exist between machines and humans.