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Anatomy of a Fall has been making its rounds on the cinematic circuit following its Palme d’Or and though it struggles somewhat with pacing and visual charm, it certainly reignites the courtroom drama from a powerful and intriguing perspective.
The genius of the film lies in the interrogation that its main character and her son go through, which tears apart every nook and cranny of a normal life to reveal several conflicting viewpoints; one through the eyes of a successful…
The Woman King completely switches the part the Kingdom of Dahomey played in the Atlantic slave trade, portraying them as warriors of justice who opposed enslaving their own people when they were actually a major centre for the trade. Furthermore, the tribe only had one female leader during their history, Queen Hangbe, who reigned for three years before she was forcibly removed by her brother.
It’s an incredibly disappointing distortion of history that overshadows what is a brilliant story about womanhood and motherhood, providing some much-needed diversity to the action genre but unfortunately, it won’t be remembered for that.