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“Peck’s film doesn’t waste time recapitulating Baldwin’s legacy and refuses to turn him into the marble statue that so many heroes become when centralised in fawning nonfiction movies. Instead, Peck and Strauss, through fluid, train-of-thought edits, reawaken Baldwin’s entire mindscape, one brimming with ideas and obliquely attuned to a present that is both changed from and familiar to the past. Wherever his brain wanders, our attention invariably follows. Indeed, I Am Not Your Negro excels precisely because it values Baldwin’s genius above all else. His aching, hard-earned wisdom has wavered in and out of the American consciousness in the decades since his death, but Peck’s film places it at the forefront, which is where it has always and unquestionably belonged.” — Matthew Eng

Read more: James Baldwin reclaims the spotlight in Raoul Peck’s magnificent film essay, I Am Not Your Negro

Reasons to see The Great Wall

- Commander Lin Mae

- Matt Damon isn’t that important

- no romance

- subtitles

- the colours are stunning

- CAPES

- fantasy movie based on a Chinese legend

- the fight scenes were really cool

- COMMANDER LIN MAE

- Peng Yong needs a hug!

- supports Chinese cinema

- will encourage diversity in Hollywood movies (hopefully)

Go see this movie!