The Woman King (out Oct 27) is set in 1823 and tells the true story of an all-female group of African warriors who helped protect their country from attack. I don’t think the battle scenes are well directed (too much editing, odd camera angles) but aside, this is a strong action drama. You understand what motivates the characters, you care about their fate, and your eyes are opened to a seldom publicised part of African history. Grade: B+.