Eileen Jones

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Eileen Jones is a film critic at Jacobin and author of Filmsuck, USA. She also hosts a podcast called Filmsuck.

Steve McQueen’s Small Axe Is Pretty Damn Good So Far

The first film in Steve McQueen’s new Amazon Prime anthology chronicles the struggle for racial justice in Britain with the 1970s Mangrove Nine trial. It’s a wonderful achievement and valuable popular education on the British struggles against racist policing.

Chadwick Boseman (1976–2020)

More than any other actor of his era, Chadwick Boseman, who played a range of black heroes from Thurgood Marshall to T'Challa, had a capacity to inspire his audience and evoke a sense of pride in the triumphs and struggles of black people.

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The Half-True Story of Catherine the Great

Period dramas too often treat their subject with polite reverence and slavish accuracy. Tony McNamara’s new show, The Great, flips the genre on its head, telling the story of Russia’s great Empress with all the grotesque comedy the eighteenth-century Russian court deserves.

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