Small Axe: Red, White and Blue

Director: Steve McQueen
Year Released: 2020
Rating: 3.5

A researcher, Leroy Logan (John Boyega), is convinced by a police officer pal to join the force to help "change the culture" - and this is after he's seen his own father manhandled by the rozzers in the past - except in making this decision he gets flack from (a.) his community (who see him as a traitor), (b.) his father and (c.) his co-workers, who refuse to offer him backup and write racial slurs on his locker.  As the centerpiece of the Small Axe series, I think it's also the most ethically complex of all of them, and Boyega is superb in the lead - you can see the doubt and fear in his eyes when he looks at his uniform.  It's based on a true story - the real Logan rose to the rank of superintendent and helped found the National Black Police Association - and makes a strong argument for community policing (in a time when "Defund the Police" has been an often-used slogan).