The Spirit of ’45 Review

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.

Juan of the Dead DVD Review

A Cuban zombie film, you can almost smell the subtext. Juan of the Dead is directed by Alejandro Brugues, and as you may expect this film takes a satirical approach to the genre, in much the same vain as Shaun of the Dead. Where Shaun of the Dead was quintessentially English, Juan of the Dead reflects its Cuban heritage exceptionally well.