Tom Jennings

Mammoth, directed by Lukas Moodysson

Another potentially interesting film tackling the human downsides of globalisation falls victim to superficial preaching

The Lindisfarne Shelter, by Sally Madge

The Lindisfarne Shelter

Tom Jennings reports on the eventful life and death of an outstanding work of anonymous, autonomous public art

Accused, by Jimmy McGovern, BBC1

These tightly-wound fables describing inadmissible and extenuating circumstances around fictional crimes muddle moral and legal judgmentalism

Review: One dimensional woman - Nina Power

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

Another Year, directed by Mike Leigh

A gentle pantomine, where nothing much happens, to arguably profound effect? Must be another Mike Leigh film!

Made in Dagenham, directed by Nigel Cole

Its producers claimed inspiration from resistance to injustice, but this film’s sentimental spin is fundamentally flawed.

This Is England ’86, by Shane Meadows

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.

Winter’s Bone, directed by Debra Granik

Flirting with heroic individualism, this story insists instead on age-old community bonds that everyone else seems to have written off

The Secret In Their Eyes, directed by Juan José Campanella

Tom Jennings finds that there’s rather more than meets the eyes in this entertaining, if excessively clunky, Argentine crime drama

Labour Intensive, by Sally Madge & Carole Luby

This performance artwork powerfully evokes the blood, sweat and tears of the nurturance underpinning social reproduction, according to Tom Jennings