Freud’s Last Session

La Chimera: A film about tomb raiders, but Lara Croft it’s not

There’s still tomorrow—a feminist film exposing male violence

The American Society of Magical Negroes

“Civil War”: Alex Garland’s Unsettling Exploration of a Fractured America

Rose Dugdale: from heiress to the IRA

Copa 71 – Women’s football’s hidden history

Perfect days.. (no) shit happens?

Dream Scenario: Getting Cagey about fantasies of alienation and escape

Poverty Porn vs. Black Authenticity: The Satirical Tightrope Dance of American Fiction

The Zone of Interest – chillingly brilliant

A Queasy Feeling from Lanthomos’ Latest

Inheriting Occupation: Israelism’s Revelation

Gaza: A Film that Humanises a People

Nicholas Winton: People smugglers?

Oil, Greed, and Murder: Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon

Paris Memories – Bataclan 2015

Urban Wanderings: Keiller’s Cinematic Psychogeography

Nicaragua in the Stars at Noon

Finding Lola

How to blow up a pipeline: the film

Dijiu tianchang (So Long my Son): A Poignant Portrayal of Human Resilience and Political Change in China

Defying Expectations: A Gripping Exploration of Policing and Gender in a Murder Case

‘Adult Human Female’ and the contradictions of left wing transphobia

Rise, Roar, Revolt on film

Women Talking and Acting

Everything Everywhere for Everyone

 FINITE: The Climate of Change

Saint Omer…a woman has killed her baby

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

A useful contribution – but with loose ends

Jack’s Manchester story

Till – film which resonates down the years


All Quiet On The Western Front

Lydia Tár

‘Farha’ and the Claustrophobic State of Palestinian Cinema

Netflix’s “Farha” is a mild depiction of the Nakba

Swimming for refuge

Streaming Horror

“The Territory” (a review)

Triangle of Sadness (a review)

Tori and Lokita

The Banshees of Inisherin

The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin)

Hard Work, Balance, Loyalty

Don’t extradite Julian Assange

Losing your home, losing yourself

‘Find Out What They’re Afraid Of And Sell It Back To Them’*



Don’t Look Up: The planet is already burning

West Side Story again

Five films I liked from 2021

House of Gucci saved by Lady Gaga?

How Richard Williams made two of the greatest tennis champions

Bond – is it still the same story?

Anthony Hopkins and Oliva Coleman excel in The Father, (2020) a film about dementia

My Cultural Highlights