Film & TV reviews

Review: Small Axe hews heavy beams

Review of Mangrove, first film in Steve McQueens Small Axe series.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  25 November 2020

Review: Spitting Image and the death of British satire

Punch up, not down.

Rob Schofield  ·  14 November 2020

Blue Story: a tale of love and death

Review of Blue Story, directed by Rapman (Andrew Onwubolu) A low-budget debut film made by British hip-hop artist Rapman has hit the news for all the wrong reasons.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  01 December 2019

Film Review: In The Intense Now (No Intenso Agora)

João Moreira Salles’ thoughtful cinematic essay No Intenso Agora begins with Charles de Gaulle’s address to France on New Year’s Day 1968. A warm, almost grandfatherly figure, de Gaulle comments […]

Rob Schofield  ·  01 June 2018

The Wrong Reflections – Black Mirror Series 4 Review

Does Charlie Brooker's latest effort hold a mirror up to the real threat?

Rob Schofield  ·  22 January 2018

Detroit ’67: a study in terror and tension

Review of Kathryn Bigelow's recreation of one night at the Algiers Motel in 1967

Workers Power  ·  19 October 2017

Film Review: High-Rise

By Jeremy Dewar A 1975 apartment block plays host to Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of the eponymous JG Ballard novel, which portrays what antihero psychologist Robert Laing terms “a future that […]

Workers Power  ·  17 April 2016

Review of “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”

The images of the Black Panthers – black berets and leather jackets, afros, guns, the pouncing panther – and their enduring inspiration are so great that it’s hard to believe […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  08 November 2015

Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

“There is a mole at the top of the circus…” THESE WORDS open up a well made and tense thriller, directed by  Tomas Alfredson. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, now remade as […]

Workers Power  ·  27 September 2011

Review: Attack the Block – when aliens invade south London

Directed by Joe Cornish

Jeremy Dewar  ·  30 May 2011

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