A strong cast of actors fill the shoes of Laurel, Hardy and the people around them in John S Baird’s account of the duo’s twilight years, writes?Pat Carmody
A new adaptation of the lengthy literary classic revives forgotten characters and eschews music in favour of narrative thrust, writes?Dave Sewell
The 12th Man is a tale of violence and pain against a picturesque backdrop.
An Impossible Love is a challenging and believable portrayal of a woman’s life torn apart in slow motion by an abusive partner, writes?Sadie Robinson
This is the first major retrospective of the work of Martin Jenkinson. He built his career on documenting the lives of ordinary people.
Jusepe De Ribera has a grisly reputation but, argues?Ben Windsor, a new exhibition shows he did more than just glorify the violence around him
A profound sense of injustice and chaos grips visitors to a new exhibition about identity at Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery, writes?Molly Docherty
Is Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte—“The Punisher”—part of the global rise of the racist right? Or is his rule a distinct, grotesque weirdness all of its own?
A story based around a writing group in a small French town reflects on a radical history of struggle and the threat of racism, says Sadie Robinson
The artefacts of six hundred years of Anglo-Saxon rule on display at the British Library provide a unique insight into history, writes Camilla Royle
Birds of passage is a visually stunning account of the lives of the Wayuu clan who live in northern Colombia.
Plays about the plight of the Labour Party must be in vogue.
As a cult subgenre, Nazi zombie films have their own conventions and cliches to follow. Producer JJ Abram’s Overlord works because it does them so well.
Steve McQueen’s new film couldn’t be more different to his past work. It’s strength is in nuanced, powerful points about US society, says?Julia Ryder
A new film tells how engineers in East Kilbride refused to work on the Chilean regime’s jet engines. Dave Sherry spoke to one of those workers, John Keenan
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller has always been a very popular play.
Watching Mike Leigh's film makes you feel like you were actually there on the day the massacre took place in Manchester in 1819.
A new six-part series on the BBC looks at the history of manufacturing in Britain. It glosses over the crucial dynamic—class, argues?Blythe Taylor
Red Ladder Theatre Company, with the support of Leeds Playhouse, are putting on a new production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children