A movie about former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi can be hard to watch—but it exposes a horrible and vulgar system, writes Simon Basketter
Isabella Hammad’s book is an ambituous examination of ideas of identity and colonialism without sacrificing its narrative, writes Gareth Jenkins
The Half-God of Rainfall is a contemporary tale of violence, trauma and taking back power
For historian Greg Grandin, the story of the frontier is more like Cormac McCarthy’s macabre anti-Western novel Blood Meridian
There’s bags of atmosphere and mercifully few cliches in this poignant, brutal and sometimes funny film, says?Alistair Farrow
While this film about Van Gogh’s last years could have approached the writer’s life in more fruitful ways, it remains poignant, writes Ben Windsor
The Old Drift is an astounding novel about Zambia that is rich in history, politics and extraordinarily fine storytelling.
Channel 4’s new six-part sitcom written by and starring Rufus Jones is very promising.
The story is a compelling tale of Tara’s battles at a top ballet school alongside her fight to live an authentic life. It’s a masterful study, argues?Laura Miles
Sexism pervades every level of society throughout the world—home, work, public spaces, transport, health care and leisure
There’s some interesting themes in Captain Marvel, and sexists won’t like it. But it failed to live up to its potential
It was funded and then boycotted by the Israeli government, but Nick Clark argues that it reduces the occupation of Palestine to a story-telling device
This is a bold and vibrant piece of theatre that feels like a celebration of gender fluidity.
Race and class in Trump’s America form the spine of this well-directed play.
The ruling class say violence happens because of music, but they are deflecting blame from themselves, argues?Love Music Hate Racism’s Zak Cochrane
Diane Arbus’s portraits grab your attention and challenge you.
A new exhibition featuring 17 famously grotesque pieces by Jeff Koons jostles with antiquity at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, writes?Kate Douglas
Tate Britain’s Don McCullin retrospective—its first of a living photographer—is a huge collection of 250 of his images
Director Barry Jenkins’s new film delivers a powerful story about how the results of racism can poison the most beautiful parts of life
Daria Martin brings to life the story of her grandmother, Susi Stiassni who fled the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia