Film review: Starred Up

What gives the prison film its tension is a dynamic between trapped, animalistic energy and the dream of liberty.

Review: Blurred Lines

Jaz Blackwell-Pal reviews the play Blurred Lines, a political piece of theatre that highlights how powerful women are in the face of misogyny and a sexist onslaught.

Jeremy Deller on the impact of industrialisation

'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air' is a multimedia exhibition by artist Jeremy Deller that attempts to demonstrate the impact of industrialisation on the British workers' culture and psyche.

The darkest corners of US military strategy

"If the Americans do this again, we are ready to shed our blood fighting them."

Participation, resistance and betrayal among car workers

Ray M reviews Militant Years, Alan Thornett’s political memoir of his life as a radical car plant worker in Oxford – and draws out some political warnings about ‘participation’ then and ‘partnership’ today.

DOC-CON

(Audience watches ‘Başlangıç’. Photography by Ted Mendez) Wednesday saw the second instalment of DOC-CON, a bimonthly event showcasing documentary films by established directors, held this time at the Hackney Attic, East London. The night promised...

A spotlight on slavery’s legacy of racism

12 Years A Slave is a major political and cinematic event, argues Andy Cunningham. It deserves attention from socialists and from all those who fight for a better world. The latest film from director...

We sit starving amidst our gold

(review and pics by comrades from Walthamstow) “I do not want art for a few; any more than education for a few; or freedom for a few.” – William Morris British artist Jeremy Deller’s new English Magic...