Tag: review

Film review: Spirit of ’45

The Spirit of ’45, directed by Ken Loach Katrine Williams, president of Cardiff Trades Council and Wales chair for the PCS civil service union, reviews Ken Loach’s new film, the Spirit of ’45, which opens on 15 March. This film is a documentary, interviewing people who remember the mass movement […]

Review: ‘NO’ – an exercise in rewriting history

Unfortunately Pablo Larrain’s film ’No’ tells nothing about the background to Chile’s 1988 plebiscite and the struggle against the regime. It is 1988, Santiago, Chile, and 15 years into the vicious Pinochet dictatorship. The military regime has been compelled to call a plebiscite on the continuation of Pinochet’s presidency. The […]

Film Review: Lincoln

The theatrical release of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is situated between important events and anniversaries. This past 22 September marked the 150th anniversary of the preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, 6 November saw the re-election of the first black president, Barack Obama, to a second term and 1 January, 2013 […]