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An insight into the struggles inside an American Factory

An insight into the struggles inside an American Factory A new Netflix documentary tells the stories of workers in a US rust belt car factory

Honeyland—a story of people, nature and destruction

Honeyland—a story of people, nature and destruction Hatidze Muratova is one of the last wild beekeepers in Europe

The Daisy Age—when hip hop turned hippy

The Daisy Age—when hip hop turned hippy This briefest of hip hop moments still casts a multi-coloured shadow.

Kano grapples with life for working class black people

Kano grapples with life for working class black people The veteran grime artist’s new album Hoodies All Summer is the latest offering of an increasingly politically-motivated scene, writes?Paddy Nielsen

Carnival Row—A fantasy drama with good politics, but little subtlety

Carnival Row—A fantasy drama with good politics, but little subtlety Carnival Row is a neighbourhood in the fictional, fantastical, steam-punk city of the Burgue. It’s a home to people fleeing the war between the rulers of the Burgue and the Pact—two industrial powers fighting over the riches of a place called fae land.

A 'post-truth' thriller that makes for uneasy viewing


The vision of society here is one full of technology that monitors and records almost everything we do

Crime drama tale of good cops, or something darker?


New TV drama, A Confession, seemingly casts the police in a good light, but grows more sinister and promises troubling questions, says Sadie Robinson

The Big Meeting—Celebrating our history and strength


The capture is a thriller made for the “post truth” era.

Deep Water - a scenic setting for drama about families in turmoil


Deep Water is ITV’s new set piece thriller about three complex women characters, set in the scenic landscape of the Lake District

Quentin Tarantino’s love-in with a racist, sexist 1960s


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is crammed with tributes to a bygone era of film—but director Tarantino is stuck behind the times, writes?Gabby Thorpe

Reviews round-up—Faith Ringgold and A Nice Cup of Tea?


Faith RInggold

This Way Up—a show that can laugh at life’s problems


Far from being grim, this is a programme full of empathy and humour

A tree-riffic play about South Africa


Tree, by Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah, is an incredible immersive experience.

Muckraking political thriller that asks a deep question


The Candidate uncovers the shady side of politics in a way that has us both rooting for a corrupt leader and revelling in his downfall, says Simon Basketter

Does the Cambridge Analytica documentary make a hackish point?


There have been many attempts to portray Donald Trump’s presidential election victory and the vote for Britain to leave the European Union as linked.

The criminal legacy of the London Olympics


A new book exposes the corruption and dodgy deals behind the 2012 Olympic Games in London, writes Simon Basketter

Edinburgh in August, festival days of fear and resistance


The international rise of the right and polarised politics bleeds into the annual theatre and arts festival in the Scottish capital, writes critic Mark Brown

A ‘climate emergency show’ that’s well worth seeing


Tate Modern’s retrospective of Olafur Eliasson’s work is a breath of artistic fresh air.

Hidden nightmare that lies behind the Hollywood dream


Dark Mon£y is a poignant and compelling drama about sexual abuse, class and the corporate elite in the film industry, say?Dean Ryan and Kate Simon

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