All articles by Grace Barber-Plentie

BFI Recommends

BFI Recommends: Drylongso

A hidden gem of 1990s American indie cinema, Drylongso is the rarely screened directorial debut of Cauleen Smith, recommended by Grace Barber-Plentie.

By Grace Barber-Plentie

BFI Recommends: Drylongso
Features

Carrying the flame of the Black Film Workshop

By Grace Barber-Plentie

Carrying the flame of the Black Film Workshop
Features

It ain’t over till the fat lady sings: What musicals get right about fat women

By Grace Barber-Plentie

It ain’t over till the fat lady sings: What musicals get right about fat women
Lists

The best musical of every year – from the dawn of sound to the rise of the jukebox musical

By Grace Barber-Plentie, Kambole Campbell and others

The best musical of every year – from the dawn of sound to the rise of the jukebox musical
Lists

The best musical of every year – from the dawn of sound to the rise of the jukebox musical

By Grace Barber-Plentie, Kambole Campbell and others

The best musical of every year – from the dawn of sound to the rise of the jukebox musical
Where to begin

Where to begin with Spike Lee

By Grace Barber-Plentie

Where to begin with Spike Lee
10 great

10 great films of 1998

By Grace Barber-Plentie, Nikki Baughan and others

10 great films of 1998
Features

Why Dee Rees’ Pariah is more than just the ‘female Moonlight’

By Grace Barber-Plentie

Why Dee Rees’ Pariah is more than just the ‘female Moonlight’
Features

Rewind Fast Forward: Sandi Hughes’s radical film archive

By Grace Barber-Plentie

Rewind Fast Forward: Sandi Hughes’s radical film archive
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Six films you should watch before you see Moonlight

By Grace Barber-Plentie

Six films you should watch before you see Moonlight
Features

Why 1992-2002 was the golden age of the black romantic comedy

By Grace Barber-Plentie

Why 1992-2002 was the golden age of the black romantic comedy
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In praise of Don Cheadle in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights

By Grace Barber-Plentie

In praise of Don Cheadle in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights