Submitted by Tom Jennings on Jun 30 2011 14:01
A rare example of television fiction doing some outrageous justice to the modern work/life (im)balance
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Jun 17 2011 12:30
This tale of disaffected youth trades in traditional rhetorical flourishes but succeeds in avoiding easy answers.
Submitted by Tom Jennings on May 22 2011 20:53
An unusually lucid, lurid costume drama goes straight for Victorian hypocrisy’s jugular ... Too straight, perhaps?
Submitted by Tom Jennings on May 10 2011 10:52
This entertaining exposure of late capitalist culture’s class denialism doesn’t quite convince
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Apr 21 2011 13:11
Iñárritu’s latest slice of urban transcendentalism shamelessly exploits underclass suffering in search of salvation
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Apr 11 2011 08:11
Funny how film fictions aspiring to profound philosophical insight often fall so flat.
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Mar 29 2011 08:01
Channel 4’s showpiece drama presents a revealingly limited portrayal of Palestine.
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Mar 22 2011 09:32
Another potentially interesting film tackling the human downsides of globalisation falls victim to superficial preaching
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Mar 4 2011 06:55
Tom Jennings reports on the eventful life and death of an outstanding work of anonymous, autonomous public art
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Feb 13 2011 18:05
These tightly-wound fables describing inadmissible and extenuating circumstances around fictional crimes muddle moral and legal judgmentalism
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Feb 4 2011 18:26
Feminism is back, and a new book sets out to help prevent it falling victim to the mistakes of the past, according to Tom Jennings
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Jan 30 2011 12:03
A gentle pantomine, where nothing much happens, to arguably profound effect? Must be another Mike Leigh film!
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Jan 15 2011 20:44
Its producers claimed inspiration from resistance to injustice, but this film’s sentimental spin is fundamentally flawed.
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Dec 31 2010 18:15
Two heavily-hyped British media events – this TV series and the film ‘Made in Dagenham’ – link economics and social reproduction with sharply contrasting uses of nostalgia.
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Dec 17 2010 17:37
Must ordinary people pay for not only the financial fiascos of the rich, but their social failures too?
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Nov 3 2010 13:49
Flirting with heroic individualism, this story insists instead on age-old community bonds that everyone else seems to have written off
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Oct 18 2010 19:26
Tom Jennings finds that there’s rather more than meets the eyes in this entertaining, if excessively clunky, Argentine crime drama
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Oct 11 2010 08:19
This performance artwork powerfully evokes the blood, sweat and tears of the nurturance underpinning social reproduction, according to Tom Jennings
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Oct 4 2010 14:28
Another simplistic Manichean exploration of good and evil helps explain neither violence against women nor what to do about it
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Sep 15 2010 09:20
Tom Jennings is disappointed with two films which purport to illuminate and critique violence against women. Part 1: The Killer Inside Me.