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Sweetheart—an LGBT+ film without the usual tragedy

Sweetheart—an LGBT+ film without the usual tragedy Sweetheart is an endearing and sweet coming of age film about family, falling in love and finding out who you are

Nobel-prize winning author Wole Soyinka returns with grisly new tale

Nobel-prize winning author Wole Soyinka returns with grisly new tale Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People on Earth is a chilling story of corruption, violence, and horror at the top of Nigerian society

Manic Street Preachers are still making great political music

Manic Street Preachers are still making great political music The Manics can sing about art, architecture, poetry, alienation, grief, politics and feelings and present them in a musical package made for stadiums and arenas

The power of the working class today

The power of the working class today Jane Hardy’s new book, Nothing to Lose But Our Chains, argues despite bosses best efforts to stop workers' resistance, hope is not lost. She spoke to Nick Clark

Souad—coming of age in Egypt

Souad—coming of age in Egypt Souad paints a portrait of sisterhood, and the bond between two sisters growing up within the traditions of faith and family.

Censor—a cult horror film that’s a gory tribute to cult horror films

Censor—a cult horror film that’s a gory tribute to cult horror films Censor has plenty of knowing references to the video nasties of the 1980s

Red Soil—when earning a living also means losing your life

17 August 2021
Based on a chilling reality, Nour uncovers hidden truths while working as a nurse at the French chemical plant her father has been at for 30 years

Struggles, fights and danger in pursuit of a payout

08 August 2021
Desperate people thrashing to escape perilous situations forms the plot of this South Korean film, Beasts Clawing at Straws.

Brilliant dystopian thriller where money reigns supreme

06 August 2021
A rich woman is forced into turmoil as violent uprisings and coups surround her. It’s a stark reminder of the realities in Latin America, says Fran Yepes

Medicine for the soul—the Edinburgh Festival returns

03 August 2021
Physically-distanced theatre is now permitted in Scotland. Critic Mark Brown offers highlights from this year’s Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe

Heroism and horror—true story of Auschwitz escape

01 August 2021
Slovakia’s Oscar submission for best international film tells the true story of two Auschwitz prisoners who escaped hell.

Anger out of fear—the New Cross Fire remembered

19 July 2021
A documentary by director Steve McQueen remembers the black-led revolts of 1981—beginning with rage at the New Cross fire

Sir Keir Starmer’s love of being respectable

17 July 2021
Nearly half way through Keir Starmer—A Life of Contrasts, we finally hear something about his politics.

Paula Rego—oppression, injustice and the art of defiance

12 July 2021
A new exhibition looking back at the work of artist Paula Rego contains powerful critiques of life under fascism and capitalism

Two of Us—a story of forbidden love hidden for years

12 July 2021
Two of Us tells the story of two female lovers in their 60s who have waited two decades to spend their lives together

Outrageous satire can’t make up for outdated jokes in America: The Motion Picture

06 July 2021
This is Netflix’s attempt to do what Adult Swim has been doing well for years

Welcome back to Zamrock—how WITCH made a return

29 June 2021
WITCH: We Intend to Cause Havoc tracks down the pioneers of a unique brand of Zambian rock. It tells their story—and the history of Zambia too

Great satire about class in surreal comedy caper How to Kidnap the Rich

29 June 2021
In How to Kidnap the Rich, a spoilt rich kid and his poor, smart manager are stitched up and forced on the run

Old superstitions and modern prejudices in Witch Hunt

29 June 2021
What if witch trials happened in the 21st century, where magic was real?

Ultraviolence—giving voice to victims of killer cops

27 June 2021
Director Ken Fero talks to Socialist Worker about injustice and his new film Ultraviolence

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