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The 12th Man - a tale of defiance with a touch too much nationalism

01 January 2019
The 12th Man is a tale of violence and pain against a picturesque backdrop.

Honest and all-too-possible story of abusive relationship

01 January 2019
An Impossible Love is a challenging and believable portrayal of a woman’s life torn apart in slow motion by an abusive partner, writes?Sadie Robinson

Von Trier gives gore-filled middle finger to his haters

11 December 2018
Be prepared for an utterly nightmarish descent with director Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built.

Bothering the bosses with magical realism and strikes

07 December 2018
Sorry to Bother You is heralded as a left wing cult classic full of laughs and sharp obervations. It deserves at least some of that reputation, says Shay Carroll

A vision focused on ordinary people

04 December 2018
This is the first major retrospective of the work of Martin Jenkinson. He built his career on documenting the lives of ordinary people.

Let’s get medieval—Ribera and the Art of Violence

04 December 2018
Jusepe De Ribera has a grisly reputation but, argues?Ben Windsor, a new exhibition shows he did more than just glorify the violence around him

The fight is on for Hull’s soul after year of culture

27 November 2018
This is a heartwarming documentary about warehouse worker Steve.

Lost in a labyrinth of social and political catastrophes

27 November 2018
A profound sense of injustice and chaos grips visitors to a new exhibition about identity at Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery, writes?Molly Docherty

Philippines political travel book is a punishing read

20 November 2018
Is Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte—“The Punisher”—part of the global rise of the racist right? Or is his rule a distinct, grotesque weirdness all of its own?

Captivating film exposes the complexity of ‘mundane’ life

20 November 2018
A story based around a writing group in a small French town reflects on a radical history of struggle and the threat of racism, says Sadie Robinson

Exhibition shines a light on the art of the ‘dark ages’

12 November 2018
The artefacts of six hundred years of Anglo-Saxon rule on display at the British Library provide a unique insight into history, writes Camilla Royle

Reviews round-up—All We Wanted Was Everything

12 November 2018
 

I’m Not Running

05 November 2018
Plays about the plight of the Labour Party must be in vogue.

Explosive war caper lords it over zombies and Nazis

05 November 2018
As a cult subgenre, Nazi zombie films have their own conventions and cliches to follow. Producer JJ Abram’s Overlord works because it does them so well.

Widows is a heist film that pushes at the genre’s limits

05 November 2018
Steve McQueen’s new film couldn’t be more different to his past work. It’s strength is in nuanced, powerful points about US society, says?Julia Ryder

The workers who sabotaged Pinochet’s murder machine

30 October 2018
A new film tells how engineers in East Kilbride refused to work on the Chilean regime’s jet engines. Dave Sherry spoke to one of those workers, John Keenan

Death of a Salesman - chasing dreams in a society that produces nightmares

19 October 2018
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller has always been a very popular play.

Peterloo film brings a class revolt to life

18 October 2018
Watching Mike Leigh's film makes you feel like you were actually there on the day the massacre took place in Manchester in 1819.

Modern Couples’ relationships influence artistic work

16 October 2018
Over 80 artists’ work from the early 20th century are collected here. They were each in relationships with at least one other featured artist.

History of making things skips over some inconvenient truths

16 October 2018
A new six-part series on the BBC looks at the history of manufacturing in Britain. It glosses over the crucial dynamic—class, argues?Blythe Taylor

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