Tag: films

Joker and the Mask of Poverty

Caliban’s Revenge asks who is behind the Joker's mask and who should be scared.
Actor Hayley Squires and two child actors surrounded by two men dressed as security guards in a scene of the film 'I, Daniel Blake'

Ken Loach, sex work and paternalism

Ken Loach is widely acclaimed for his uncompromising and cutting portrayal of the realities of poverty in his films, but Kate Bradley argues his depictions of sex work fall short.

Film review: For Sama

A documentary film charts the siege of Aleppo and represents a new addition to the depressingly growing genre of 'genocide documentaries'.

A Kestral for a Knave: fifty years on

Barry Hines's book A Kestrel for a Knave, which became the film Kes, was published fifty years ago this year, but it remains as relevant as ever.

16 August 1819

Rich Belbin reviews Mike Leigh's film Peterloo. The film tells the story of a moment of British history that is too often forgotten.

Now More Than Ever: The Story of Greater Manchester CND

As the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches, Philip Gilligan reports on the inaugural screening of a film celebrating decades of anti-nuclear campaigning.   Now More Than Ever: The Story of Greater Manchester CND by Hannah...

Je Suis Charlie Chaplin

Colin Revolting looks at the politics of Charlie Chaplin When millions of people held "Je Suis Charlie" signs in memory of the cartoonists killed in Paris last month, a different Charlie came to mind. Charlie...