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The Iron Lady: authentic portrayal or just bad taste?

Meryl Streep has received high praise for an undeniably impressive performance of one of Britain's most controversial prime ministers. Dan Poulton nominates The Iron Lady for Most Brazenly Depoliticised Political Biopic.

  • Written by Dan Poulton
  • Category: Film Review

Girl re-booted

Does the world need a second The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo film? Yes, says John Rees.

  • Written by John Rees
  • Category: Film Review

Any colour you like, as long as it’s red - a review of Made in Dagenham

Made in DagenhamFilms which describe working class people actually doing things are rare indeed. Even rarer are those which show them doing their work. And there are a tiny number which sympathetically portray strikes that win. Made in Dagenham scores the hat trick. It is also a well made and enjoyable film.

  • Written by Lindsey German
  • Category: Film Review

Lions and Jackals: Review of The Leopard

Lindsey German celebrates the re-release of The Leopard, the classic film about the conflict between the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie during the creation of Italy.

  • Written by Lindsey German
  • Category: Film Review

Review: Went the Day Well?

Women fight in the resistance in Went the Day Well (1942)Often described as a wartime propaganda film, Alberto Cavalcanti's Went the Day Well? (reissued this week) is much more than that.

  • Written by Lindsey German
  • Category: Film Review

Beating the Bomb

beating the bomb clipThis is a film about the biggest weapons of mass destruction ever created: it is about the people who use them, and more importantly it is about the people who fight them.

  • Written by Kate Hudson
  • Category: Film Review

No One Knows About Persian Cats

Persian CatsNo one knows about Persian cats is a humorous illustration of the somewhat blasé attitude many Iranian youth take towards the risks and dangers of breaking the law.

  • Written by Narz Massoumi
  • Category: Film Review

Message from Michael - ‘Speed it Up’

Capitalism: A Love StoryCapitalism: A Love Story reveals the hidden realities of capitalist exploitation. Sam Fairbairn admires Michael Moore’s call for a mass movement against the bankers.

  • Written by Sam Fairbairn
  • Category: Film Review