The Post

White liberal America’s holy trinity of Spielberg, Hanks and Streep combine in this account of the Washington Post’s stand against Nixon over publication of Vietnam documentation. On the week after Trump’s election Hanks said on British radio that America tends to take two steps forward and one back. This is… Continue reading

The Darkest Hour

In his critique of the British approach to heritage, Robert Hewison argued that museums were guilty of creating a sanitised, detached version of the past, divorced from much of its reality, controversy and connection to modern living, which stifled the capacity for creative change. Writing of English heritage he made… Continue reading

Live By Night

I’m a big fan of films set in the prohibition era – the core ingredients should be pretty easy to combine into the perfect cinema experience: stylish cars, col clothes, snappy dialogue, gangsters, femme fatales, double crossing, violence. What’s not to like? But after the classic film noir period, it’s… Continue reading