The Spirit of ’45, Loach’s most comprehensive documentary of the British working class struggle to date, is a fierce and impassioned celebration of workers’ power and the possibility of collective organisation to ensure services are delivered for people and not profit. Using interviews and archive footage – public information films, news bulletins, footage of election campaign speeches etc – Loach weaves together a narrative that explains how Britain utterly transformed itself after the Second World War.
Out this week is Franck Khalfoun's remake of William Lustig's 1980 horror film, Maniac. Following mentally disturbed loner Frank (Elijah Wood) who has quite severe mummy issues, he captures unsuspecting women in LA before finding rather interesting ways of murdering them and scalping them completely. He then uses the scalps of his victims to 'bring to life' the mannequins that he surrounds himself with, but he always sees his mum and all her faults.