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A vision focused on ordinary people

A vision focused on ordinary people This is the first major retrospective of the work of Martin Jenkinson. He built his career on documenting the lives of ordinary people.

Let’s get medieval—Ribera and the Art of Violence

Let’s get medieval—Ribera and the Art of Violence Jusepe De Ribera has a grisly reputation but, argues?Ben Windsor, a new exhibition shows he did more than just glorify the violence around him

Lost in a labyrinth of social and political catastrophes

Lost in a labyrinth of social and political catastrophes A profound sense of injustice and chaos grips visitors to a new exhibition about identity at Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery, writes?Molly Docherty

Philippines political travel book is a punishing read

Philippines political travel book is a punishing read Is Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte—“The Punisher”—part of the global rise of the racist right? Or is his rule a distinct, grotesque weirdness all of its own?

Captivating film exposes the complexity of ‘mundane’ life

Captivating film exposes the complexity of ‘mundane’ life A story based around a writing group in a small French town reflects on a radical history of struggle and the threat of racism, says Sadie Robinson

Exhibition shines a light on the art of the ‘dark ages’

Exhibition shines a light on the art of the ‘dark ages’ The artefacts of six hundred years of Anglo-Saxon rule on display at the British Library provide a unique insight into history, writes Camilla Royle

Birds of Passage is a refreshing tale of gangs, family and the system


Birds of passage is a visually stunning account of the lives of the Wayuu clan who live in northern Colombia.

Reviews round-up—All We Wanted Was Everything


 

I’m Not Running


Plays about the plight of the Labour Party must be in vogue.

Explosive war caper lords it over zombies and Nazis


As a cult subgenre, Nazi zombie films have their own conventions and cliches to follow. Producer JJ Abram’s Overlord works because it does them so well.

Widows is a heist film that pushes at the genre’s limits


Steve McQueen’s new film couldn’t be more different to his past work. It’s strength is in nuanced, powerful points about US society, says?Julia Ryder

The workers who sabotaged Pinochet’s murder machine


A new film tells how engineers in East Kilbride refused to work on the Chilean regime’s jet engines. Dave Sherry spoke to one of those workers, John Keenan

Death of a Salesman - chasing dreams in a society that produces nightmares


Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller has always been a very popular play.

Peterloo film brings a class revolt to life


Watching Mike Leigh's film makes you feel like you were actually there on the day the massacre took place in Manchester in 1819.

History of making things skips over some inconvenient truths


A new six-part series on the BBC looks at the history of manufacturing in Britain. It glosses over the crucial dynamic—class, argues?Blythe Taylor

Courageous production of Brecht’s anti-war classic Mother Courage and her children


Red Ladder Theatre Company, with the support of Leeds Playhouse, are putting on a new production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children

First Man puts humanity at centre of the space race


The new biopic of Neil Armstrong is about much more than a tense marriage and celestial exploration

Black 47's Western genre does justice to the horror of Ireland’s famine


Black 47 is a familiar tale of righteous violent revenge. But its subject matter sees it stand alone from other classics of the genre

Reviews round-up: The Burning Tower


Burning Tower makes a case for investment in social housing.

The Captain film points a finger at trappings of authority


It’s two weeks before the end of the Second World War and the German army is disintegrating.

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