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Four icons of black liberation argue racism and resistance in One Night in Miami

Four icons of black liberation argue racism and resistance in One Night in Miami One Night in Miami imagines a real life meeting between heroes of the Civil Rights Movement—and brings intense debates to life

Spare Ribs adds new layers to Sleaford Mods’ sound

Spare Ribs adds new layers to Sleaford Mods’ sound This is a brilliant album from the East Midlands two-piece Sleaford Mods

The true story of how the FBI smeared Martin Luther King

The true story of how the FBI smeared Martin Luther King Using newly revealed documents, MLK/FBI delves into how the US ruling class sought to undermine the Civil Rights movement

Baghlan Boy—a warts and all tale of survival and people trafficking

Baghlan Boy—a warts and all tale of survival and people trafficking Michael Crowley tells a story of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants fleeing war, poverty, domestic violence and other horrors crossing continents to try to find a better life

Excel Esports documentary reveals pressure and stress of pro gaming industry

Excel Esports documentary reveals pressure and stress of pro gaming industry Here’s an unsettling glimpse inside a new but highly lucrative entertainment industry

Mank—an impressive caricature of Hollywood’s geniuses

Mank—an impressive caricature of Hollywood’s geniuses Mank is about the destructiveness of trying to survive while avoiding doing the wrong thing

How Marxism helps us to understand—and enjoy—art

12 December 2020
Art is about social relationships, says writer John Molyneux—and what art is changes as society develops

Lights festival illuminates east London

04 December 2020
Colourful Nights is the latest annual festival illuminating large parts of Canary Wharf in east London.

Don McCullin photos show reality of war and poverty

04 December 2020
It is not often that when critiquing war we can look straight into the eyes of those most affected. 

The Racer shows the truth behind cycling glamour

04 December 2020
This new film is set over 20 years ago, but the pressures on athletes remain the same today. Nick Clark recommends this visceral look into the elite sport

Flint is harrowing to watch—but there is also hope

01 December 2020
In 2014, Michigan’s state government decided to cut costs by redirecting Flint’s water source from Lake Huron to the river Flint

County Lines—a bleak vision of hopeless, demonised teenage victims

01 December 2020
County Lines doesn’t flinch from showing the squalor behind the headlines. But it feels as if it’s avoiding the most important question

Small Axe—Red, White and Blue shows truth of racist police

29 November 2020
The third film in Steve McQueen’s series takes on the institutional racism that exists in the police

Don’t miss this book about women’s liberation battles

20 November 2020
Misbehaving recounts the 1970 Miss World protest in the words of those who made it happen

Mangrove—a powerful, and long overdue, tale of a struggle for justice

15 November 2020
The first film in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series tells the true story of the Mangrove Nine

Mr Wilder & Me is a novel to give you hope

04 November 2020
Jonathan Coe’s latest novel might be described as “life-affirming” but it is so much better than that makes it sound.

Looted—an understated look at a life going nowhere

04 November 2020
Looted is billed as a crime thriller, but it’s not really that at all

Borat—subsequent Moviefilm for make benefit of liberalism

04 November 2020
The second Borat film caught the US right in compromising positions. But its own liberal racism shouldn’t get a free pass

Kiss the Ground—documentary delivers climate change hope

16 October 2020
“The Truth is, I had given up.”

Rocks—a brilliant, realistic film about young lives in London film

16 October 2020
Rocks is a teenager struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother Emmanuel after her mum leaves them suddenly. 

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