• Why The Hate U Give Is The Most Powerful Film You Can See In Cinemas Right Now

    22 days ago - By Topshop

    Angie Thomas' acclaimed novel The Hate U Give, which deals with police brutality and the “Black Lives Matter” movement in a coming-of-age setting, has made it onto the big screen this week with a movie adaptation that is equally as powerful as the novel itself. Starring actress and activist Amandla Stenberg as the protagonist Starr, it follows the teenage girl's life between two very different worlds of her high school experience and and the effects police shootings have on her life. We spoke to Thomas herself to find out if the movie does the book justice, why Stenberg was destined to...
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  • The Hate U Give is uncomfortable and contradictory - that's why it's vital

    The Hate U Give is uncomfortable and contradictory - that's why it's vital

    22 days ago - By Dazed Digital

    By the time you reach the latter half of The Hate U Give , you'll be terrified of laughing at the funny bits. It's not often that a film takes you on a journey where you traverse moments of warmth and humour - and then, just when you feel safe, are met with very real pain and terror.
    The film, adapted from the young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas, adopts a dysphemistic approach, opting to tackle the sobering reality of race relations head-on. In the...
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