17 January 2018

Three Billboards and the new philistinism

Only a fool would think Martin McDonagh’s movie endorses racism.

20 December 2017

The Disaster Artist: tribute to an unintended masterpiece

James Franco’s latest tells the story of the greatest bad film ever made.

25 October 2017

Why the Russian Revolution matters

A new film busts the myths surrounding 1917.

20 October 2017

In defence of the Russian Revolution

A new film busts the mythmaking of anti-revolution historians.

12 October 2017

Blade Runner 2049: where’s the humanity?

The visuals are breathtaking, but the story leaves you cold.

27 September 2017

Mel Brooks and the philistinism of PC

Think edgy material has no place in comedy? Watch Blazing Saddles.

18 September 2017

The Death of Stalin: the arrival of Iannucci

In his first non-spin-off film, the writer-director hits on something profound.

8 September 2017

An all-female Lord of the Flies would be just as savage

In desperate times, gender differences wither away.

31 August 2017

Who cares if a white actor plays a non-white role?

The Hollywood ‘whitewashing’ debate is absurd.