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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
The Hunger Games

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

15 April 2015 | Notes
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Martin Luther King and his supporters fought a titanic battle for suffrage in Selma, Alabama. Brian Jackson was Gil Scott-Heron’s writing partner and pianist. Together they produced some of the most insightful music of the 1970s. Here, Nick Grant reviews the new film Selma and Brian Jackson’s gig in London.

29 January 2015 | Notes
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The hack on Sony and the cancellation of comedy film The Interview have wider implications – for political film and censorship as well as international relations.

19 December 2014 | Notes