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Senegalese movie Atlantics tells eerie tale of oppression

Senegalese movie Atlantics tells eerie tale of oppression French actor Mati Diop’s directoral debut set in west Africa is a love story that carries a powerful message about our divided society, writes Charlie Kimber

The Irishman—an unsettling and melancholy film about age and regret

The Irishman—an unsettling and melancholy film about age and regret The Irishman has everything you’d want from a Scorsese gangster film, writes Simon Basketter, but there’s humour and sadness amid the violence

May Morris: Art & Life

May Morris: Art & Life This landmark exhibition explores the life and work of May Morris, one of the most significant artists of the British arts .

BBC’s War of the Worlds can hold its own among the best

BBC’s War of the Worlds can hold its own among the best This new steampunk adaptation of HG Wells’ classic is hardly a first—but it’s well-made, well-acted, exciting—and has a lot of potential, says Gabby Thorpe

Agent Running in the Field—a complex game in John Le Carre’s latest spy thriller

Agent Running in the Field—a complex game in John Le Carre’s latest spy thriller Nat is a not quite 50, not quite on the shelf officer of the Secret Intelligence Service.

Sesame Street—this page is brought to you this week by the number 50

05 November 2019
As Sesame Street approaches its 50th anniversary, Simon Basketter looks back at a show that repeatedly broke the mould and upset right wingers

Beryl—the story of an outstanding cyclist that needs to be told

28 October 2019
Beryl Burton deserves far more attention.

Magic of His Dark Materials is finally done well on screen

28 October 2019
It’s the adaptation that lovers of Philip Pullman’s trilogy have been waiting for—and you don’t need to read the books to enjoy it, writes Gabby Thorpe

Reviews round-up—Joy Labinjo and Roy Lichtenstein

15 October 2019
The Hatton Gallery,

Giri - Haji—new crime thriller doesn’t quite live up to ambition

15 October 2019
Ambitious is a good way to describe Giri/Haji (Duty/Shame).

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

15 October 2019
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

08 October 2019
The Politician straddles high school drama and political satire—and does neither successfully until the end.

Dublin Murders—more than just another detective show?

08 October 2019
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

01 October 2019
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

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