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Protomartyr’s latest album is angry and exhilarating

There’s enough surprise and pay-off to keep you hooked throughout, while taking aim at corporate crime and the underbelly of society

Hamilton is entertaining—but seriously dodgy history

Antony Hamilton weighs in on Alexander Hamilton

Once Upon a Time in Iraq—an insight into devastation of invasion

Once Upon a Time in Iraq features interviews with some of those who lived through the country’s horrors. It is essential viewing

Mrs America—a promising new drama about women’s liberation

Mrs America follows the political upheaval around the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s

Black Stories on the BFI

The British Film institute has drawn together a number of films on its BFI Player into a new collection

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

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