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Don’t bank on this lacklustre comedy for laughs

Kelsey Grammer—probably best known as Frasier, or as Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons—plays a posh English buffoon in this twee comedy about bankers

Gaslighter is a furious return for country-pop legends The Chicks

The Chicks’ first album in 14 years makes the personal political—and is a welcome comeback for a band not afraid to speak its mind

Stateless—a drama that only touches the surface of racist detention camps

Stateless begins with the rarely-told story of the horrific journey refugees go through to seek safety

The Streets moved on, but lost something on the way

Mike Skinner’s return showcases brilliant musical talent, but None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive is not as sharp lyrically

Protomartyr’s latest album is angry and exhilarating

There’s enough surprise and pay-off to keep you hooked throughout, while taking aim at corporate crime and the underbelly of society

Hamilton is entertaining—but seriously dodgy history

Antony Hamilton weighs in on Alexander Hamilton

Once Upon a Time in Iraq—an insight into devastation of invasion

Once Upon a Time in Iraq features interviews with some of those who lived through the country’s horrors. It is essential viewing

Mrs America—a promising new drama about women’s liberation

Mrs America follows the political upheaval around the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s

Black Stories on the BFI

The British Film institute has drawn together a number of films on its BFI Player into a new collection

Spaceship Earth doesn’t quite take off

It’s 1991 in the semi-arid climate of Oracle, Arizona. Eight “Biospherians” begin a two year long expedition into the possibilities of maintaining life in an entirely closed ecological system

Wasp Network is a solid Cuban political spy thriller

This film on Netflix tells a little known story of US state-sponsored terror without romanticising Cuba’s Castro government

Mystery, magic and mysticism in The Luminaries

The Luminaries is a fast paced story of murder, betrayal, revenge—and hunting for gold

New Spike Lee film explores legacy and trauma of Vietnam War

Da 5 Bloods follows a group of disillusioned black veterans as they return to Vietnam—and confront decades of racism and rage

New documentary on the murder of Daniel Morgan

Murder In The Carpark, a new three-part series from Channel 4, explores the most investigated unsolved murder in the history of the Metropolitan Police

Judy and Punch—an ambitious, slightly clunky dark comedy

This strange drama turns the story of Punch and Judy into a tale of revenge against an abusive husband

Check their privilege—the lives of Monaco’s super rich

For decades, crooks and con artists—with and without titles—have been drawn to Monaco because of its famous casino and willingness to ignore banking regulations

Sitting In Limbo shows the banal horror behind Windrush

Anthony, although he doesn’t know it yet, is slap bang in the middle of the Windrush scandal

Intense and powerful new album from Run the Jewels

Hip Hop duo Run the Jewels released their new album early, with proceeds going to help defend arrested protesters

History show that’s full of facts but not much else

The premise of Netflix’s History 101—a series of bitesize history documentaries—seems ambitious

Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always—a powerful and necessary film about abortion access

Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always is about a teenager struggling to get support as she seeks an abortion. It’s an important watch

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