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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

The Public is a good story, if a little heavy-handed


This film about a group of homeless people who occupy a public library has recently become available on Curzon Home Cinema

Far-fetched series Inhuman Resources shows up a brutal corporate culture


This new Netflix show stars Eric Cantona as a man fallen on hard times given a second chance. But its outlandish plot fails to score

A chance to see some Japanese classics


The BFI’s Japan 2020 film festival launched on Monday of last week

Deerhoof’s new album is a return to experimental roots


Future Teenage Cave Artists is a tilt back to the earlier work of this veteran indie band

Soul Boy—an affectionate look at the Northern Soul scene


A love for music and the community it can create is at the centre of Soul Boy

The Assistant doesn’t flinch from horrors of Weinstein


It’s not the first film of the MeToo era but it exposes both the mundane and horrifying realities of abuse by powerful men well

The Midnight Gospel is a spectacular—if weird—cult cartoon


Psychedelia is back with a 21st century twist in this animated chat show

Moffie—an unsettling film about gay repression under apartheid


Moffie, a new film released to Curzon Home Cinema, is about two soldiers in apartheid South Africa struggling with their sexuality

Watch a monster production online


The National Theatre will stream a free showing of its hit 2011 performance of Frankenstein

Shabazz Palaces’ new album breaks Hip Hop conventions


The Don of Diamond Dreams is far from cliche pop rap. It’s experimental, cathartic and interesting—but doesn’t always make sense

Normal People is a powerful drama with truth and depth


This BBC adaptation brings the complicated—and therefore believable— characters of Sally Rooney’s popular novel to screen

Homeland Holidays—an idealised slice of working class life in the 1930s


Homeland Holidays is a short film from 1937 on resorts owned by the Workers Travel Association

The Platform—a violent and pessimistic film about human nature


Are people too selfish to prevent others from starving to death? That’s the central question of theThe Platform

Heaven to a Tortured Mind is a genre-crossing album to get lost in


This is Yves Tumor’s fourth full-length release, and it’s as elusive and mysterious as ever.

Devs is a sci-fi thriller that asks ambitious questions


This major series, new to the BBC, treads some familiar ground—but it’s a good mix of standard sci-fi with a cultish, religious theme

Andy Warhol and Aubrey Beardsley online


Exhibitions available on the Tate’s website as video tours

My Left Nut—a teen comedy drama that’s not just a load of balls


Mick is a quiet, awkward teenager whose normal insecurities are made worse by his swollen testicle

Unorthodox is a unique tale of identity, family and escape


Netflix’s new mini-series is about a young woman who flees a conservative religious home. It’s a nuanced, deep and complex story

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