Barry Jenkins

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‘Their stories need to be told’: the true story behind The Underground Railroad
Barry Jenkins’ acclaimed 10-part adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s novel shines much-needed light on a history that many still don’t know

David Smith in Washington

17, May, 2021 @6:16 AM

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The week in TV: The Pursuit of Love; Fargo; Three Families; The Underground Railroad; Motherland
Uncle Matthew and co ride again in Emily Mortimer’s gleeful Nancy Mitford adaptation

Euan Ferguson

16, May, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The Underground Railroad review – harrowing, magical, masterful TV
Barry Jenkins’ extraordinary adaptation of the Colson Whitehead novel about escaping the clutches of slavery is hallucinatory and heartbreaking. Just don’t binge-watch it

Lucy Mangan

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘We had a therapist on set’ – William Jackson Harper on The Underground Railroad
The Good Place star plays a free man helping slaves to escape in Barry Jenkins’ epic series. The actor talks about the trauma of re-enacting such violent times – and the need to face up to history

Steve Rose

10, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Barry Jenkins: ‘Maybe America has never been great’
The Moonlight director on how adapting Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad for TV compelled him to fully confront the history of slavery, as well as his own damaged childhood

Tim Adams

09, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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'Being black in America requires emotional aerobics': Regina King on 'powder keg' movie One Night in Miami
The Oscar-winning Beale Street actor on success and her sharply topical feature debut, a civil rights-era film that coincided with the explosive rise of Black Lives Matter

Steve Rose

08, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Lion King 2 to be directed by Moonlight's Barry Jenkins
The Oscar-winner will take on a follow-up to the 2019 hit Disney remake which will delve into the mythology of the characters

Benjamin Lee

29, Sep, 2020 @4:57 PM

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The directors’ cut: film-makers choose the best movies of the century so far
From Mike Leigh to Richard Linklater, Joanna Hogg and Michael Winterbottom, here are some of the century’s greatest films, chosen by some of the directors whose own films feature in our top 100

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Regina King wins Oscar for best supporting actress for If Beale Street Could Talk
Actor receives accolade for her role as a mother in Barry Jenkin’s adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk

Andrew Pulver

25, Feb, 2019 @1:11 AM

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Richard E Grant and Glenn Close get late Oscars boost with Spirit Awards wins
The actors, hoping for glory at Sunday night’s Oscars, took top honours at the alternative ceremony, which gave best film to Barry Jenkins’s If Beale Street Could Talk

Staff and agencies

24, Feb, 2019 @9:04 AM

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If Beale Street Could Talk review – a heart-stopping love story
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins cements his high reputation with this mesmerising adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

10, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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