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.
Films 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.
Rumours that Chris Morris was making a film about Muslim terrorism sent shivers of fear through the spine. Would this cinema outing result in The Day Today and Nathan Barley being thrown into the recycling?