Review: 'Small Axe' : Pop Culture Happy Hour A tense courtroom, an intimate house party, a stifling police academy. These are just a few of the environments depicted in Small Axe, the ambitious anthology film series from director Steve McQueen. The result is a collection of poignant stories buoyed by excellent performances from stars like John Boyega and Letitia Wright; as well as searing imagery, and a scene that could arguably be called the best movie moment of the year.
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Steve McQueen's 'Small Axe' Tackles The Personal And Political

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Steve McQueen's 'Small Axe' Tackles The Personal And Political

Steve McQueen's 'Small Axe' Tackles The Personal And Political

Steve McQueen's 'Small Axe' Tackles The Personal And Political

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Michael Ward and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn dance at a blues party in Lovers Rock, one of five films in Steve McQueen's Small Axe anthology. Parisa Taghizedeh/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Michael Ward and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn dance at a blues party in Lovers Rock, one of five films in Steve McQueen's Small Axe anthology.

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A tense courtroom, an intimate house party, a stifling police academy. These are just a few of the environments depicted in Small Axe, the ambitious new anthology film series from director Steve McQueen. The result is a collection of poignant stories buoyed by excellent performances from stars like John Boyega and Letitia Wright; as well as searing imagery, and a scene that could arguably be called the best movie moment of the year.

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The audio was produced by Mike Katzif and edited by Jessica Reedy.