The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
ENO's production of La Boheme is a triumph,
The Mexican director Carlos Reygadas always makes idiosyncratic, poetic and provocative films and Post Tenebras Lux - Light After Darkness - starts with a strange sequence of events.
Matteo Garrone's dark comedy on the seductive power of TV goes some way to explaining why Italians vote Berlusconi
The enemy may have changed but the name of the game is still the same - the US is invaded by a foreign force and a bunch of youngsters vow to defeat them in this reboot of John Milius's 1984 action film.
Shell and her dad Pete are two lonely creatures running a petrol station in a desolate yet beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands whose daily monotony is interrupted by a few regular customers.
James McAvoy and Mark Strong go head to head in this slick and stylish British crime flick set in a hyper-real London.
Based on Pete Dexter's novel, Lee Daniels's film is set in the 1960s and it's a sexually and racially-charged noir of desire, ambition, prejudice and crime.
Be under no illusions. This is one of those predictable broad-stroke comedies where you see the jokes coming a mile off but you can't help but be entertained by the charismatic comic stars on show.
This profoundly emotional film by Cristian Mungiu, based on Tatiana Niculescu Bran's books, investigates real events which occurred at the Tanacu monastery in Romania. There a young nun died in 2005 after an exorcism ritual.
Ken Loach's film on post-1945 socialist ideals is a telling reminder that labour movement unity is required now to save the welfare state,