Tom Jennings is relieved that Ben Affleck’s first film as director, the thought-provoking Gone, Baby, Gone, avoids the ham sentimentality of much of his acting
A comparison of UK near-future nightmares, including Taking Liberties, Faceless, Children Of Men, The Last Enemy, Exodus and Polly II: A Plan For Revolution in Docklands.
This post is coming a little later than would be usual, as I just took my first proper (non-anarchist-related) break in what seems like ages after Projectile finished and only just got back from it.
Review of Ang Lee’s Chinese wartime espionage drama, the follow-up to Brokeback Mountain.
Tom Jennings’ review of Michael Moore’s new documentary tragi-comedy on the American health (dis)service
Reviews this documentary lambasting Labour's assault on freedom.
Review of the documentary about the corporate lampooners
Vera Drake vividly portrays the paradoxes of backstreet abortion without passing judgement.
Tom Jennings applauds the success of A History of Violence in linking the attractions of action cinema to ideologies of control and conquest by force.
Of several summer film releases tackling themes of sexual expression and repression, this review judges A Dirty Shame the daftest, as well as the most radical.
John Garvey looks at the Deepwater Horizon disaster and the oil industry in general.
The avant-garde of neoliberal horrors has finally done away with the 8-hour working day.
Otto Rühle. "Parliamentarism appeared with the domination of the bourgeoisie. Political parties appeared with parliament."
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