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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

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

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

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

Judy and Punch—an ambitious, slightly clunky dark comedy

12 June 2020
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

05 June 2020
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

05 June 2020
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

05 June 2020
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

29 May 2020
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

29 May 2020
Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always is about a teenager struggling to get support as she seeks an abortion. It’s an important watch

Far-fetched series Inhuman Resources shows up a brutal corporate culture

22 May 2020
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

15 May 2020
The BFI’s Japan 2020 film festival launched on Monday of last week

Deerhoof’s new album is a return to experimental roots

15 May 2020
Future Teenage Cave Artists is a tilt back to the earlier work of this veteran indie band

Why are we addicted to fossil fuels? Michael Moore’s new film doesn’t have the answer

06 May 2020
New film Planet of the Humans could damage the environmental movement

The Midnight Gospel is a spectacular—if weird—cult cartoon

01 May 2020
Psychedelia is back with a 21st century twist in this animated chat show

Moffie—an unsettling film about gay repression under apartheid

01 May 2020
Moffie, a new film released to Curzon Home Cinema, is about two soldiers in apartheid South Africa struggling with their sexuality

Shabazz Palaces’ new album breaks Hip Hop conventions

24 April 2020
The Don of Diamond Dreams is far from cliche pop rap. It’s experimental, cathartic and interesting—but doesn’t always make sense

Homeland Holidays—an idealised slice of working class life in the 1930s

17 April 2020
Homeland Holidays is a short film from 1937 on resorts owned by the Workers Travel Association

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