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Alex Wheatle shows us that history is not enough

Steve McQueen’s fourth Small Axe film recounts the political journey of the writer Alex Wheatle from custody to consciousness. But the ex-taboo images it brings us also reflect the present we need to see.

By Jay Bernard

Alex Wheatle shows us that history is not enough
My Dream Palace

“Cinema is an oneiric medium and the cinema hall transposes you there”: Chaitanya Tamhane on his dream palaces

“Cinema is an oneiric medium and the cinema hall transposes you there”: Chaitanya Tamhane on his dream palaces
Interviews

“People need to know this”: County Lines and the teenage trauma of drug running

By Isabel Stevens

“People need to know this”: County Lines and the teenage trauma of drug running
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Industry isn’t working for us

By Rebecca Harrison

Industry isn’t working for us
Interviews

“The manifesto was: let’s trust our heritage, our talent and each other”: Shabier Kirchner on shooting Small Axe

By Aaron E. Hunt

“The manifesto was: let’s trust our heritage, our talent and each other”: Shabier Kirchner on shooting Small Axe
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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom explores the politics behind the ‘Mother of the Blues’

By Nadine Deller

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom explores the politics behind the ‘Mother of the Blues’
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Ronnie’s: Ronnie Scott & his World Famous Jazz Club rhapsodises Soho in blue

By Nick James

Ronnie’s: Ronnie Scott & his World Famous Jazz Club rhapsodises Soho in blue
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Sight & Sound: the December 2020 issue

Steve McQueen talks Small Axe and the Britain it was born from with historian David Olusoga. Plus Roy Andersson, Pedro Almodóvar, Mank, Ennio Morricone, and Louise Brooks on Lilian Gish and Greta Garbo.

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Our Jean-Luc Godard special issue

We tell the full story – so far – of JLG, via classic features, iconic images and incisive reviews from our archive.

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From our archives

“Welcome to the circle. Bang bang”: Iain Sinclair on King of New York

By Iain Sinclair

“Welcome to the circle. Bang bang”: Iain Sinclair on King of New York

Blood and redemption: Lizzie Borden on Raging Bull and male inhibition

By Lizzie Borden

Blood and redemption: Lizzie Borden on Raging Bull and male inhibition

On being Black in film noir

By Angelica Jade Bastién

On being Black in film noir
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