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Mangrove—a powerful, and long overdue, tale of a struggle for justice


The first film in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series tells the true story of the Mangrove Nine

His House—a realistic but surreal vision of refuge


This horror film follows a couple, Rial and Bol Majur, who have escaped from the civil war in South Sudan to a small English town

Complex characters make for a harsh, thrilling Irish tale in The Searcher


Tana French, author of the Dublin Murder Squad series, is back with a brilliant standalone novel

Mr Wilder & Me is a novel to give you hope


Jonathan Coe’s latest novel might be described as “life-affirming” but it is so much better than that makes it sound.

Looted—an understated look at a life going nowhere


Looted is billed as a crime thriller, but it’s not really that at all

Borat—subsequent Moviefilm for make benefit of liberalism


The second Borat film caught the US right in compromising positions. But its own liberal racism shouldn’t get a free pass

La Revolution is a confusing “re-imagining” of the French Revolution


From the beginning La Revolution seems to touch on the upheaval that led to one of the most famous uprisings in history.

The Gambler—biography that’s a weak effort to show Boris Johnson’s ‘greatness’


Journalist Tom Bower’s last biography was a hatchet job on Jeremy Corbyn. His latest book fawns over Boris Johnson

Arts workers resist the grim future Tories have planned 


The Tories’ response to the impact of the pandemic on the arts has been predictably brutal—but artists are fighting back, writes Mark Brown

Kiss the Ground—documentary delivers climate change hope


“The Truth is, I had given up.”

Rocks—a brilliant, realistic film about young lives in London film


Rocks is a teenager struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother Emmanuel after her mum leaves them suddenly. 

Oil firms taken to task in Devil Has a Name 


The star-studded drama can’t quite decide what kind of film it wants to be. But Simon Basketter says it’s enjoyable watching it try to work it out 

A Moving Image shows gentrified London and a city constantly in motion


This award winning film investigates gentrification in Brixton, south London, 

Public Enemy release a nostalgic album for new struggles


Fans have been waiting for Public Enemy to drop their new album What you Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? since they returned to the Def Jam label

The Rhino Conspiracy—a novel that’s more than a thriller


The Rhino Conspiracy by Peter Hain follows a veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle taking on corruption in the governing elite

Des—the grim reality of a killer shown in all its banal horror


David Tennant is brilliant as Nilsen, creating an unsettling, disturbing character

David King—the graphic designer who printed his mark on the left


Yuri Prasad rates a new compilation of David King’s work which shows how he influenced the revolutionary left—and the commercial world beyond it

Sue Perkins documentary shows the lives behind the border wall 


 

Elena Ferrante's latest examines suffocating world of teenagers


If you want a break from the big stresses of coronavirus and economic crisis, read Elena Ferrante’s new novel. There you can fall into a world of the very real, but smaller-scale, stresses of a teenage girl.

Raging class anger on Idles’ bitter new album Ultra Mono


The latest offering from this guitar-driven five piece has no shortage of fights to pick, with assaults on war, sexism, racism and poverty, writes Alan Kenny

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