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Raising Dion—a super-powered mixture of adventure and family drama

Raising Dion—a super-powered mixture of adventure and family drama Raising Dion mixes superhero staples with life’s everyday problems—and the result is a show that’s pathbreaking for both genres, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

The Politician—A satire that struggles to find its feet

The Politician—A satire that struggles to find its feet The Politician straddles high school drama and political satire—and does neither successfully until the end.

Dublin Murders—more than just another detective show?

Dublin Murders—more than just another detective show? There are some hard bitten cliches in this hard bitten BBC cop drama, writes Simon Basketter, but the character-driven storyline has depth and potential

Ian McEwan’s new novella is Kafka with a difference

Ian McEwan’s new novella is Kafka with a difference Ian McEwan’s new novella tells the story of Brexit and the political crisis it has caused.

We should welcome Joker as a look at the roots of evil

01 October 2019
Ahead of Todd Phillips’ highly anticipated Joker, Sasha Simic looks at how controversy surrounding the film may not be giving it the chance it deserves

Ad Astra—a good space film that’s just too male-centric

24 September 2019
Visually striking and ­emotionally raw space adventure Ad Astra takes Brad Pitt on a journey into danger, dad issues and probably the Oscars.

Tim Walker exhibition shows beauty is more than escapism

24 September 2019
 

Amadjar is an epic and exciting journey with Tinariwen

17 September 2019
Recorded on the road in a campervan-turned-studio, Amadjar is the ninth album by internationally acclaimed Tuareg nine-piece Tinariwen

World on Fire—a war drama about people, not patriotism

17 September 2019
Rarely do we see a war story that focuses on ordinary people rather than the event as a whole

The Testaments—a rich and complex sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

17 September 2019
This follow-up novel has been a long time coming. It’s grim, but also exciting and never straightforward

Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of)

10 September 2019
This is an adaptation like no othe

Kano grapples with life for working class black people

10 September 2019
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

10 September 2019
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

28 August 2019
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?

27 August 2019
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

27 August 2019
The capture is a thriller made for the “post truth” era.

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

13 August 2019
Faith RInggold

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

08 August 2019
Far from being grim, this is a programme full of empathy and humour

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