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56 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep034 “London Film Festival 2020 Reviews (PT1) and African Apocalypse Interviews"
As London Film Festival closes, Tolu looks back at navigating her way through her first virtual film festival and the films she watched (and, sadly, didn’t get round to watching). In this episode Tolu reviews: Honeymood ★★★★ Mogal Mogli ★★★★ Farewell Amor ★★★ and African Apocalypse ★★★ she also interviews British-Nigerian poet and activist Femi Nylander and Producer/Director Rob Lemkin ahead of the UK release of African Apocalypse, to discuss what they discovered during their journey creating the documentary, and exploration of France’s brutal colonisation of Niger, the process of creating this film, the importance of educating and knowledge about Africa’s history and more.
41 minutes | 8 months ago
E033 "Miss Juneteenth SPECIAL"
!!! NEW EPISODE ALERT !!! In our MISS JUNETEENTH special episode, @trakisanya review’s the fantastic film and interviews writer and director Channing Godfrey Peoples. Miss Juneteenth, follows single mom, Turquoise Jones (Nicole Beharie), is who is trying to hold down a household, a rebellious teenager, multiple jobs at a funeral home and at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge, love life with her estranged husband (Kendrick Sampson), her mother and all else that life has to offer. Turquoise is also a former beauty queen, and was once crowned Miss Juneteenth - a title commemorating the day slaves in Texas were freed – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. However life didn’t quite turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but Turquoise, determined to right her many wrong decisions, tries to get her teenage daughter, Kai (Alexis Chikaeze) to become the next Miss Juneteenth to help her find a way out of the struggle, but Kai wants something else. Tolu delves into the film a bit more with a nearly spoiler-free review, and she also talks to the film’s writer and director Channing Godfrey Peoples. -- Check out our 🔗 Linktree - linktr.ee/theculturereel - for our #blog reviews or listen to our previous reviews on the #podcast show on #itunes #spotify #soundcloud #acast #stitcher If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe.
47 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep032 "ROCKS Special"
This is our ROCKS Special episode! Listen in to this special episode as we give a brief spoiler-free review of ROCKS and interview the starring cast Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali, and crew, co-writer Theresa Ikoko and director Sarah Gavron. ROCKS is finally released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland today 18 September, after being pushed back due to Covid-19 pandemic/lockdown. Crafted by an all-female creative team, ROCKS was written by Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson and directed by Sarah Gavron (Suffragette, Brick Lane). The lead cast features Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes, Tawheda Begum, Anastasia Dymitrow, Afi Okaidja and D’angelou Osei Kissiedu. ROCKS is a Fable Pictures production. Funded by Film 4 and the BFI, in association with Altitude Film Entertainment. Check out our 🔗 Linktree - linktr.ee/theculturereel - for our #blog reviews or listen to our previous reviews on the #podcast show on #itunes #spotify #soundcloud #acast #stitcher If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe.
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