All articles by Kaleem Aftab

Reviews

Candyman reawakens old horrors in gentrified Cabrini-Green

Nia DaCosta’s reimagining of Bernard Rose’s 1992 film asks interesting questions about race but is let down by an abrupt and unsatisfying ending.

By Kaleem Aftab

Candyman reawakens old horrors in gentrified Cabrini-Green
Reviews

Last Man Standing reinvestigates the murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.

By Kaleem Aftab

Last Man Standing reinvestigates the murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
Reviews

Mandabi is a Wolof masterwork ripe for rediscovery

By Kaleem Aftab

Mandabi is a Wolof masterwork ripe for rediscovery
Interviews

Riz Ahmed: “I want to be the change”

By Kaleem Aftab

Riz Ahmed: “I want to be the change”
Interviews

“Colonialism is the ultimate cancel culture” – Femi Nylander and Rob Lemkin on their Heart of Darkness riff African Apocalypse

By Kaleem Aftab

“Colonialism is the ultimate cancel culture” – Femi Nylander and Rob Lemkin on their Heart of Darkness riff African Apocalypse
The best of 2020

The Disciple: Chaitanya Tamhane considers the limits of musical control

By Kaleem Aftab

The Disciple: Chaitanya Tamhane considers the limits of musical control
Reviews

Get Duked! review: a rampant Highland ramble

By Kaleem Aftab

Get Duked! review: a rampant Highland ramble
Features

How La Haine redefined rebellion on screen

By Kaleem Aftab

How La Haine redefined rebellion on screen
Interviews

Mathieu Kassovitz on La Haine: “I made the movie because kids die”

By Kaleem Aftab

Mathieu Kassovitz on La Haine: “I made the movie because kids die”
The best of 2020

Da 5 Bloods: Spike Lee brings the Vietnam War home

By Kaleem Aftab

Da 5 Bloods: Spike Lee brings the Vietnam War home
Features

Ten films to watch out for in 2020

By Isabel Stevens, Kaleem Aftab and others

Ten films to watch out for in 2020
Reviews

Ten films to watch out for in 2020

By Isabel Stevens, Kaleem Aftab and others

Ten films to watch out for in 2020
Interviews

Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego: “Birds of Passage flips the genre on its head”

By Kaleem Aftab

Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego: “Birds of Passage flips the genre on its head”