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Michael Moore is taking aim through rose-tinted glasses

US radical director Michael Moore’s film Where to Invade Next? makes some serious points, but badly idealises European society, writes Simon Shaw

Versus—The life and films of Ken Loach

Director Louise Osmond‘s look at the life of radical film maker Ken Loach comes straight from the set of his latest feature I, Daniel Blake, about life on benefits.

Genius of the modern world - Marx’s ideas shine through the sneers

Marx, Genius of the modern world BBC Four, Thursday 16 June, 9pm

Beyond Caring - ‘To the boss, a cleaner is no more than a sturdy broom’

Actor Janet Etuk and director Alexander Zeldin spoke to Alistair Farrow about Beyond Caring, a new play about life on zero hour contracts.

Biting 19th century satire of corruption The Government Inspector has still got teeth

Disabled actors bring to life a timely new production of Russian novelist Nikolai Gogol’s play The Government Inspector

Children’s books—an infantile disorder?

This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see children’s books from 1920s and 1930s Russia.

Everybody Wants Some!! is a coming of age drama that sidesteps the genre’s pitfalls

A film about a college baseball team would normally be painful watching, but Everybody Wants Some!! is a funny ode to growing up, writes Andriana Sotiris

Paul Strand exhibition - Capturing the faces of those unseen

Pioneering American photographer Paul Strand gets the recognition that he richly deserves in this new exhibition.

New Stone Roses single lacks band's original menace

Fans of 90s psychedelic rock band The Stone Roses have waited over twenty years for new material.

Rebellion is a drama that breaks the mold

Netflix’s new drama Rebellion, set during the 1916 Easter Rising, has been greeted with much hype. Some of it is justified.

Superheroes and the fight for competing visions of society

Captain America: Civil War asks, ‘Which side are you on?’ While neither side is appealing that doesn’t stop it being entertaining

In the darkroom—looking at how photography developed

The Science Musuem’s exhibition about photographer Fox Talbot’s life is an exciting insight into how art and science developed

Much Ado About Nothing? Why read Shakespeare?

William Shakespeare was more than the royal court’s bard. On the 400th anniversary of his death,?Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at his real legacy

Dheepan—fighter’s flight is a unique take on war veteran films

The story of the veterans of failed wars has been a Hollywood staple since Vietnam in the 1970s.

Don't miss rare performance of an epic play about Irish revolutionary James Connolly

The Non Stop Connolly show is an important 1975 epic play about the life of the Irish revolutionary James Connolly.

Workers or Shirkers? A BBC show about the poor that’s undeserving of praise

Ian Hislop uses his new programme about people’s attitudes towards benefits to placate his ‘One Nation Tory’ conscience, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Follow the Money—dredging up the evidence of a criminal society

BBC Four’s Danish detective drama Follow the Money serves up an engrossing feast of corporate intrigue and financial skulduggery, writes?Charlie Kimber

Strange and Familiar—taking aim at class society in Britain

This exhibition takes a stand against our rulers’ attempts to make even the starkest poverty and most obscene degradation seem “natural”.

Marcus Barnes—‘You’re never going to stop people writing on the walls’

Graffiti artist turned journalist Marcus Barnes told Alistair Farrow why he’s relaunched magazine Keep the Faith—and why public space needs defending

The bleakest of views from Inside Obama’s White House

A new documentary series examines the legacy of Obama’s presidency, laying bare its failure to deliver the change it promised, writes Josh Hollands

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