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Tony Blair’s own ‘Spirit of ’45’

Ken Loach’s new documentary The Spirit of ’45 is a romantic tribute to the achievements and ideals of the 1945 Labour government, with a clear political message. It cuts from an idealised social democratic nation celebrating the Festival of Britain … Continue reading

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‘History is what happened in the past’: reflections on The Iron Lady

As many commentators have pointed out, The Iron Lady is a biopic of one of Britain’s most divisive prime ministers – with all the politics left out. We get neither critique nor hagiography. Sadly, this is not a case of … Continue reading

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Dreams of a Life

Back in October I saw a preview of Carol Morley’s documentary Dreams of a Life at the London Film Festival. The film is an attempt by Morley to piece together the life-story of Joyce Carol Vincent, a 38 year old … Continue reading

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