Official 'truth' being more dishonest as well as stranger than fiction, Tom Jennings looks instead at feral youth fairytales screened since last August's riots.
We Found Hope in a Loveless Place. Film review – Tom Jennings
A welcome and invaluable critical analysis of some of the effects of the genre on its viewers.
Morality Plays. Book review – Tom Jennings
Two decades-worth of British poverty porn reveals more than might be thought.
The Poverty of Imagination. Film and television review – Tom Jennings
“Rhyming for a reason, we ain’t here for the hell of it: Fuck ya deficit!” (Efeks, ‘Mass Production’)
Deterritorial Attack Group. Music review – Tom Jennings
Never mind the prissy costume drama bollocks. This raw punk historicism is a landmark, in several senses, of British cinema.
Othering Depths. Film review – Tom Jennings
Yet another teenage gang tall story glimpses beyond the moral panics and tired miserabilism of most poverty porn.
Hackney(ed) Crossroads Reloaded. Television review – Tom Jennings
An apparently refreshing take on underclass alienation soon sours into the same old rancid reaction
Alienz ’n the ’Hood. Film review – Tom Jennings
A naff cultural-historical hip-hop gospel packaged according to MTV aesthetics ...
Spectacular Coincidences. Television review – Tom Jennings
A disappointingly missed opporunity to explore recent developments in the military-industrial complex.
Privatised on Parade. Film review – Tom Jennings
A rare example of television fiction doing some outrageous justice to the modern work/life (im)balance
Angel of Ambivalent Mercy. Television review – Tom Jennings
Articles by Tom Jennings, UK radical cultural critic analysing different elements within popular culture.
Over 80,000 people marched and rallied in Prague today in a union-organised demonstration against the government and its austerity program. It took place under the banner of "stop vládě...
In memory of assaulted and slain Starbucks barista Whitney Heichel.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Blog post in which I pass off 140-character bursts from Twitter as enigmatic libertarian communist analysis.
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