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by InRO Staff Film Year in Review

Top 25 Films of 2020 — 10-1

From our Honorable Mentions post: It goes without saying that 2020 was a year like none other in recent history. Significantly, by virtue of living through such times, it’s also a year that retuned minds to see history being made in the present. There are…

December 23, 2020
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by M.G. Mailloux Film Streaming Scene

Alex Wheatle | Steve McQueen

Alex Wheatle is the slightest of the Small Axe films in many ways, but it’s also perhaps the most instructive as to the project’s overarching concerns. Having left festival season behind and with the majority now available to the public, the scope and collective structure of Steve…

December 10, 2020
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by Luke Gorham Film Streaming Scene

Lovers Rock | Steve McQueen

With Lovers Rock, McQueen mostly turns down his directorial affectations and let’s the film’s beauty and joy act as guide.  Steve McQueen has always been a fine purveyor of potentially rich and powerful narratives, but he’s been much less consistent as their steward. His first…

November 27, 2020
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by M.G. Mailloux Film Streaming Scene

Mangrove | Steve McQueen

Mangrove too often gets lost in its dusty courtroom formula, but it at least boasts a human center that contrasts with the film’s trial spectacle. Steve McQueen has spent the last decade making films that are quite decidedly about America, creating a body of work…

November 20, 2020
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