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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

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

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