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Brian Trenchard-Smith’s film Dead End Drive-in is a low-budget action movie centred on a teenage couple trapped in a drive-in cinema – but it is much more than that. It’s one of the most political films I’ve ever seen.

20 September 2017 | Notes

In 1968, the year of the Tet Offensive, the assassination of Martin Luther King and the stand of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Olympic Games in Mexico, a little-known filmmaker from Pittsburgh made a movie The Night of the Living Dead. Its central theme was of a smart, assertive, compassionate black man surviving the zombie apocalypse, only to be murdered by nervous whites the next morning.

20 July 2017 | Notes

Star Trek has reached its 50th anniversary. But does it really offer a picture of a brave new world? Sasha Simic weighs up the sci-fi classic

5 September 2016 | In depth

As the latest Hunger Games film nears its release date Sasha Simic examines the grim visions of the future on film and why the cinema offers such a harsh outlook

10 October 2015 | In depth

Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.

4 October 2015 | Tracks of the month

Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany.

15 April 2015 | Notes