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Oil firms taken to task in Devil Has a Name 

09 October 2020
The star-studded drama can’t quite decide what kind of film it wants to be. But Simon Basketter says it’s enjoyable watching it try to work it out 

A Moving Image shows gentrified London and a city constantly in motion

09 October 2020
This award winning film investigates gentrification in Brixton, south London, 

Public Enemy release a nostalgic album for new struggles

02 October 2020
Fans have been waiting for Public Enemy to drop their new album What you Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? since they returned to the Def Jam label

The Rhino Conspiracy—a novel that’s more than a thriller

02 October 2020
The Rhino Conspiracy by Peter Hain follows a veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle taking on corruption in the governing elite

Sue Perkins documentary shows the lives behind the border wall 

21 September 2020
 

Elena Ferrante's latest examines suffocating world of teenagers

21 September 2020
If you want a break from the big stresses of coronavirus and economic crisis, read Elena Ferrante’s new novel. There you can fall into a world of the very real, but smaller-scale, stresses of a teenage girl.

Raging class anger on Idles’ bitter new album Ultra Mono

21 September 2020
The latest offering from this guitar-driven five piece has no shortage of fights to pick, with assaults on war, sexism, racism and poverty, writes Alan Kenny

Lovecraft Country turns horror tropes back at racism

15 September 2020
Horror author HP Lovecraft supported lynching, and hated black people and Jews. But this new drama series subverts his legacy

Audacious film about police brutality in French suburbs

07 September 2020
This impressive debut film of the black French filmmaker Ladj Ly, Les Miserables, is an incendiary provocative drama.

Two Heads Creek—a satirical horror that can’t hide its own prejudices

28 August 2020
Think Hot Fuzz but set in Australia and not as good, and that’s Two Heads Creek.

Civil rights, black power and the music at the soul of the fight

28 August 2020
The worst of times produced the best of soul, says BBC documentary Soul America

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill is everything you’d want from a Poirot novel

21 August 2020
If you are missing Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s famous detective, then read the latest novel from Sophie Hannah

The sun should have set on the Twilight saga long ago

21 August 2020
Midnight Sun is yet another re-telling of the original Twilight story by Stephenie Meyer—who stretches it to breaking point

Iran 1953—Britain’s role in coup for oil and profit

21 August 2020
Coup 53 tells a story from Britain’s shameful history in the Middle East, says Isabel Ringrose

Murder that’s set in a world of the odd and infuriating 

20 August 2020
Anthony Horowitz’s latest crime thriller, Moonflower Murders, hides its clues in a second story. The device increases the intrigue, says Sadie Robinson

Award-winning animation is beautiful

14 August 2020
Away is a film from the prodigious Gints Zilbalodis, who wrote, designed, animated and scored the whole thing himself.

Court in the constitution—the lawyers taking on Trump

04 August 2020
The American Civil Liberties Union is the focus of the resistance to Trump in documentary The Fight. But it can’t overcome its limitations

Don’t bank on this lacklustre comedy for laughs

24 July 2020
Kelsey Grammer—probably best known as Frasier, or as Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons—plays a posh English buffoon in this twee comedy about bankers

Gaslighter is a furious return for country-pop legends The Chicks

24 July 2020
The Chicks’ first album in 14 years makes the personal political—and is a welcome comeback for a band not afraid to speak its mind

Stateless—a drama that only touches the surface of racist detention camps

17 July 2020
Stateless begins with the rarely-told story of the horrific journey refugees go through to seek safety

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