Looking back at Sam Fuller’s much-misunderstood, long withdrawn study of racism and rehabilitation.
Remembering Martin Barker
The academic author who was the lone defender of Video Nasties and horror comics during the cultural dark ages of the 1980s.
Reframing Hollywood: The Moral Superiority Of Finding Everything Problematic
The ignoble desire to find every old movie offensive and dangerous is the classic sign of the censorial belief that you know better than everyone else.
Britcoms Down Under
The odd world of Australian continuations of British TV sitcoms that had already run out of steam back home.
Hot Takes For Fame And Profit
The plague of people posting appalling ideas and empty accusations in order to boost their own profile and make money.
Persian Black Metal: A Somewhat Incomplete Story
This documentary about Iranian black metal musician Faustoos Crowley rather glosses over the more controversial and questionable aspects of his work.
The Pulp Fiction Of The Mysterious Jack Kahler
Exploring a little-known author of sleazy 1960s paperback cheap thrills.
In Defence Of Fu Manchu
Sax Rohmer’s series of novels, and the films that they inspired, are the subject of much controversy. But we need to see them in context
Power To Truth – The Blood Sports Of The Social Justice Bullies
The depressing rise of public shaming by the opportunistly outraged.
What A Crazy World – The Desperate World Of British Rock ‘N’ Roll Cinema
Low rent kitchen sink drama meets throwaway rock ‘n’ roll in an early Sixties British musical.
Anti-Vaxxers And The Limits Of Free Speech
Middle-class conspiracy theories, hypocrisy and the difficult question of where the right to free speech should end.
A Melting Pot Of Offence
How the shifting tides of acceptable language have transformed a plea for racial harmony into a racist tract.