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There’s nought to make you cross about Noughts and Crosses adaptation


Reflections of racism today are echoed in this adaptation of Malorie Blackman's series of young adult novels says Siobhan Brown

Escape from Pretoria film is a powerful thriller about the ingenuity of resistance


Escape from Pretoria is the extraordinary true story of two anti-apartheid activists. Moyra Samuels reviews the film—and speaks to two of those depicted in the film.

Greed film is a take down of the rich that doesn’t quite hit the mark


Greed, a new comedy starring Steve Coogan, shows up the vain and vacuous lives of billionaires. But it suffers from smug liberalism

Birmingham Revolutions - new display showcases a history of resistance


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 - a novel written for an era of climate grief and anxiety


Weather follows the story of an ordinary person coming to terms with climate catastrophe. It’s engaging, but not very hopeful, says Sophie Squire

WEB DuBois’s graphics challenged racism


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

Mr Jones shows the horror of Stalin’s counter-revolution


A film about a journalist who uncovers famine in Ukraine could have fallen to smug pro-Westernism. But it has more to say

Parasite is a movie that will resonate all over the world


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

Sensational Man Like Mobeen breaks new ground


The latest series of the sitcom-drama Man Like Mobeen is now on BBC3 catch-up, alongside the previous two seasons.

The Windermere Children


August, 1945. A coachload of children arrive at the Calgarth Estate by Lake Windermere, England.

Universal Credit doc is just a propaganda whitewash


A new BBC documentary is supposed to give an honest view of the benefits system. But it hides the real truth

Seberg misses a wider radical picture


As a bloody battle between Black Power and the US state raged in the late sixties, the movement enlisted some unlikely allies

There Is No Year—an angry, dark album for a new decade


The latest offering from the band Algiers encapsulates a period of chaos, war and struggle—but it’s also got a sense of resistance

Field Music—Making a New World


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—A creepy tale of mystery, determination and cruelty


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.

Heavy on cliches, 1917 war film is no one-shot wonder


Sam Mendes’s latest effort is impressive but it relies too much on its unique cinematographic approach rather than original storytelling, argues?Nick Clark

Reviews round-up: A Christmas Carol and more


The BBC promises a “unique and original take” on Charles Dickens’ Christmas ghost story.

The Ocean at The End of The Lane—A bittersweet fairy tale of loss, magic and fantasy


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.

The Trial of Christine Keeler rights some historic wrongs


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

Reviews round-up: Art from the front lines of protest


The art of protest

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