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Donald Trump

In praise of Bob Roberts – the political satire that got it spot on

By Anastasia Miari

The events of Tim Robbins’ 1992 directorial debut feel scarily prophetic when viewed today.

John Hurt remembered by 1984 director Michael Radford

By Ian Schultz

The British filmmaker shares his memories of his late friend and reflects on his Orwell adaptation.

10 films Donald Trump should screen in the White House

By Dan Einav

Following a recent Finding Dory screening, we’ve got some more viewing suggestions for the President.

Michael Bay is producing a dystopian thriller about Trump’s America

By Lena Hanafy

Will Little America be a case of the blind leading the blind?

What’s the bleakest film you’ve ever seen?

By David Jenkins

Recent events have got us thinking about the most depressingly hopeless movies ever made.

Have we become the audience in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare?

By Thomas Hobbs

The director’s satirical 1994 horror explores what happens when society embraces its worst monsters.

What will Hollywood cinema look like in the Trump era?

By Christina Newland

Movies have always reflected social attitudes and trends – and that could prove especially vital over the next four years.

How The Dark Knight Rises foreshadowed the dawn of Trump

By Henry Bevan

Christopher Nolan’s film tells of a unqualified maniac who ruthlessly exploits a crumbling establishment.

How Gridlock’d exposed America’s broken healthcare system

By Thomas Hobbs

This Tupac and Tim Roth starring social drama feels more relevant today than ever.

Threads should be compulsory viewing for President Trump

By Brogan Morris

Not even Donald Trump could deny this harrowing vision of nuclear war.

How Network predicted the insidious rise of ‘fake news’

By Edward Cripps

Sidney Lumet’s prophetic 1976 satire warned of the moral erosion of mainstream media 40 years ago.

Why Signs is the ultimate alien invasion film for the Trump era

By Jonathan Bacon

M Night Shyamalan’s claustrophobic tale of aliens landing speaks to the fearful mindset that led to Trump.

Read Ethan Coen’s darkly hilarious New York Times editorial

By David Jenkins

One half of America’s greatest filmmaking family unit takes aim at the Trump enablers.

The Rule Book – Bridge of Spies and the shifting Constitutional battleground

By Sam Adams

Steven Spielberg’s spy drama is an important reminder that being American is not a matter of where you were born but what you believe.

Now is the time to watch Jimmy Carter’s “Crisis of Confidence” speech

By David Jenkins

The one-time Democratic president’s message is well worth revisiting in our troubled political times.

How to rig an election (according to the movies)

By Nick Chen

From subliminal messaging to phoney wars, here’s how to screw over your political rival, Hollywood style.

Mike Drop – How Channing Tatum and President Obama redrew the template for masculinity

By Simran Hans

Simran Hans considers the link between two of America’s most prominent and progressive leading men.

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