The word “important” was only written three times in the review itself:Hi @Kumari Tilakawardane
I hope to get a chance to watch this but I personally think that being told in the review too many times how important this is and that we all should be watching will put people off.
Here would be my review based on yours:
A bit about Steve McQueen, then
"Obviously, it’s wonderful and important for viewers of Caribbean heritage to see their stories told on screen by people who look like them. But more to the point, this is a series about British history"
Then some stuff about the actors, cinematographer etc, then
"The five-part Small Axe series continues each Sunday on BBC One, and continues next with Lovers Rock, the fictional story in the anthology. Both timely and timeless, Small Axe is an important piece of British culture and it feels it at every turn in this first film."
No problem. My opinion backed up with my ideas, that's allThe word “important” was only written three times in the review itself:
Important for viewers of Caribbean heritage.
Important piece of British culture.
Important viewing in the summary.
I personally don’t find that excessive. It’s Kumari’s review. I’m sure you could write your own. You don’t have to agree with her but telling her how you think it should be written rather than discussing why you disagree with her opinion comes across as really condescending.
I will probably give this a watch based on the review.
I won't pretend to know the hearts and minds of the Panthers at the time. But what would you do if people in your community were being regularly shot by an armed militia with impunity? This really doesn't ring a bell with you after all that has happened recently?... if you go around killing the Police
But yes on your main point, and especially at that point in history, the Police were obviously going to take the actions they did. It would have been a surprise if they didn't.Well the Black Panthers in the USA were deemed to be a terrorist organisation
...is it any wonder that in the UK the Police would raid the Headquarters of a Black Panther Affiliation Party?
It's pretty clear that the point being made by @MikeTVMikeTV was that the Panthers in the US were considered terrorists. My initial response was related to that.being regularly shot by an armed militia with impunity - I am assuming you mean the Police?
Are you talking about the UK or the USA?
And are you talking about the 60's or the current decade?
Hunger, Shame, 12 Year's A Slave all excellent films. Couple of other British film directors Ken Loach and Shane Meadows both have a similar gritty realistic style in most of their stuff.Didn’t realise this had started, watched a trailer some time ago when I was looking to see what Steve was working on next.
I love all of McQueens work, BBC did well to land this.
For anyone who is yet to see any of his back catalogue, you are in for a treat, he has an exceptional eye, you can see his artistic background come into play.
Hunger, Shame, 12 Year's A Slave all excellent films. Couple of other British film directors Ken Loach and Shane Meadows both have a similar gritty realistic style in most of their stuff.
Grandaddy of the realistic British tv and film has to be Alan Clarke. Made In Britain tv movie 1982 and Scum the film version 1983 set the scene inspired future UK film makers. Those two films still hold up very well today.
...... and this in a nutshell is my problem with the review. I think Mr McQueen is too talented an artist to do make it boring or preachy. Whatever you thought of Black Panther, it didn't come across to anyone as preachy. But reviews like this would make even an MCU film sound unapproachable.I don't doubt it's good but it's just not my cup of tea.
I don't want to be preached at or educated and if i did i would watch a documentary.
I take your point but any member can follow the AVF rules to review something and post their review of it. I suggest we (all) keep these review threads on topic and discuss the reviewed thing rather than the reviewer’s opinions and the review itself. Thanks...... and this in a nutshell is my problem with the review. I think Mr McQueen is too talented an artist to do make it boring or preachy. Whatever you thought of Black Panther, it didn't come across to anyone as preachy. But reviews like this would make even an MCU film sound unapproachable.