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.
A short account of the activities of the IWW in setting up a section in Britain
Three women union activists tell their fascinating stories of organising in 1930s America, recounting their conflicts with bosses, police as well as their struggles against racism and sexism.
A brief history of the Italian Biennio Rosso (two red years) and the mass factory occupations of 1920 where half a million workers ran their workplaces for themselves.
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