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Author: Akua Gyamfi

65% #Outof100 – Sky Atlantic’s Guerrilla

If I take away all expectation, disappointment and confusion, the series isn’t all bad. There are a few strong moments. Everyone acts brilliantly Martello-White, Pinto, Ceesay, Mosaku, Ashton the whole cast in fact, stand out in various parts. But I’d say, British TV gatekeepers, we definitely need more of our stories told. We definitely need more series’ that depict our British Black history accurately and if you can’t make it there is an abundance of British Black storytellers who are more than ready.

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75% #OutOf100 – Fast & Furious 8: Fate of the Furious

Who knew I’d enjoy this quite so much! I must admit, I saw the trailer for Fast & Furious 8 before a screening of Get Out and rolled my eyes. I mean how many ways can you film speeding cars? No, I’m not a fan of car chase scenes. Yes, I’m absolutely okay with sexist comments about girls not getting it being applied here. But I’ve always hated films which rely heavily on cars speeding unnecessarily through the streets, knocking over people, water cans and strategically placed watermelons! They’re predictable, boring and obvious plot fillers. Enter 2001’s Fast & Furious, call a car chase a race and...

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Rio Ferdinand Speaks Candidly About Life After Losing a Loved One – Being Mum and Dad

It’s not often you get to see real raw emotion from our idols, outside of maybe when they win an award or in Ferdinand’s case, score that career-defining goal. Being Mum and Dad, is an emotional documentary which follows him on an intensely personal journey as he explores how bereaved parents attempt to come to terms with loss and mould new lives for themselves and their children.

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Humble and Unassuming, Ariyon Bakare Gives The British Blacklist Life!

Having worked with Ariyon Bakare on a short film for the BBC, the time spent with him I learned that he’s a humble guy who is unassuming about his jam-packed acting CV. Seeing him in a major lead role, in a blockbuster Hollywood sci-fi was a proud moment. My first words to him when I entered the room, were, “You’re in a big old movie!” (think Eddie Murphy dressed as an African Chief in Trading Places, saying “we are moving, we are moving!”)… I tried to contain myself for the rest of the interview

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