All articles by Kaleem Aftab

The future of film

Steve McQueen on the future of film

Since he first made his name as a Turner Prize-winning artist in the 1990s, McQueen has been in the vanguard of international art and filmmaking. But with last year’s vital and masterful five-film anthology Small Axe being made for and screened on television, where does he see cinema’s future lying?

By Kaleem Aftab

Steve McQueen on the future of film
Reviews

Candyman reawakens old horrors in gentrified Cabrini-Green

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
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”