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Hamilton is entertaining—but seriously dodgy history

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—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—a promising new drama about women’s liberation Mrs America follows the political upheaval around the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s

Protomartyr’s latest album is angry and exhilarating

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

Black Stories on the BFI

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

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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