This display explores Birmingham’s vibrant and varied history of protest and activism— from the Priestley Riots of 1791 to the LGBT+ campaigns of today.
Weather follows the story of an ordinary person coming to terms with climate catastrophe. It’s engaging, but not very hopeful, says Sophie Squire
These posters showed that black Americans—and their art, culture and education—were flourishing in just four decades after the civil war that ended slavery
A film about a journalist who uncovers famine in Ukraine could have fallen to smug pro-Westernism. But it has more to say
This film from Korea is winning plaudits as a strange, well-made dark comedy. But more than that, writes Irang Bak, its message about inequality is universal
The latest series of the sitcom-drama Man Like Mobeen is now on BBC3 catch-up, alongside the previous two seasons.
August, 1945. A coachload of children arrive at the Calgarth Estate by Lake Windermere, England.
A new BBC documentary is supposed to give an honest view of the benefits system. But it hides the real truth
As a bloody battle between Black Power and the US state raged in the late sixties, the movement enlisted some unlikely allies
The latest offering from the band Algiers encapsulates a period of chaos, war and struggle—but it’s also got a sense of resistance
Sunderland band Field Music, headed by brothers David and Peter Brewis, has made an album about the social impact of the First World War.
Haven’t They Grown begins with a very creepy and puzzling scenario. A woman who lost touch with a close friend years ago goes to snoop on her while taking her son to a football match.
Sam Mendes’s latest effort is impressive but it relies too much on its unique cinematographic approach rather than original storytelling, argues?Nick Clark
The BBC promises a “unique and original take” on Charles Dickens’ Christmas ghost story.
The Ocean at The End of The Lane tells the story of Alex, a man who returns home for his father’s funeral and looks back on his childhood.
This new BBC drama looks back on the events of the Profumo Affair—and tells a story of wealth, power, sexism and abuse, says?Tomáš Tengely-Evans
The art of protest
French actor Mati Diop’s directoral debut set in west Africa is a love story that carries a powerful message about our divided society, writes Charlie Kimber
Vue cinema banned Blue Story— a powerful film against violence—last week. It exposed the establishment’s fear of young black people
Elizabeth Is Missing, a new BBC drama, is brilliant.