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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

The Testaments—a rich and complex sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

17 September 2019
This follow-up novel has been a long time coming. It’s grim, but also exciting and never straightforward

Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of)

10 September 2019
This is an adaptation like no othe

Kano grapples with life for working class black people

10 September 2019
The veteran grime artist’s new album Hoodies All Summer is the latest offering of an increasingly politically-motivated scene, writes?Paddy Nielsen

Carnival Row—A fantasy drama with good politics, but little subtlety

10 September 2019
Carnival Row is a neighbourhood in the fictional, fantastical, steam-punk city of the Burgue. It’s a home to people fleeing the war between the rulers of the Burgue and the Pact—two industrial powers fighting over the riches of a place called fae land.

A 'post-truth' thriller that makes for uneasy viewing

28 August 2019
The vision of society here is one full of technology that monitors and records almost everything we do

Crime drama tale of good cops, or something darker?

27 August 2019
New TV drama, A Confession, seemingly casts the police in a good light, but grows more sinister and promises troubling questions, says Sadie Robinson

The Big Meeting—Celebrating our history and strength

27 August 2019
The capture is a thriller made for the “post truth” era.

Reviews round-up—Faith Ringgold and A Nice Cup of Tea?

13 August 2019
Faith RInggold

This Way Up—a show that can laugh at life’s problems

08 August 2019
Far from being grim, this is a programme full of empathy and humour

A tree-riffic play about South Africa

06 August 2019
Tree, by Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah, is an incredible immersive experience.

Muckraking political thriller that asks a deep question

06 August 2019
The Candidate uncovers the shady side of politics in a way that has us both rooting for a corrupt leader and revelling in his downfall, says Simon Basketter

Does the Cambridge Analytica documentary make a hackish point?

30 July 2019
There have been many attempts to portray Donald Trump’s presidential election victory and the vote for Britain to leave the European Union as linked.

You could be dancing in the dark to Blinded By The Light

29 July 2019
Latest film from Bend it Like Beckham director relies on cliches but it still provides a strong story that will infuriate the racists, writes Nick Grant

Edinburgh in August, festival days of fear and resistance

23 July 2019
The international rise of the right and polarised politics bleeds into the annual theatre and arts festival in the Scottish capital, writes critic Mark Brown

A ‘climate emergency show’ that’s well worth seeing

16 July 2019
Tate Modern’s retrospective of Olafur Eliasson’s work is a breath of artistic fresh air.

Hidden nightmare that lies behind the Hollywood dream

16 July 2019
Dark Mon£y is a poignant and compelling drama about sexual abuse, class and the corporate elite in the film industry, say?Dean Ryan and Kate Simon

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