What once might have seemed like a radical situation, far removed from our everyday reality, aligned itself with our own experiences of living through a dangerous pandemic.
While filming season one, the Metropolitan police refused to assist in the making of the show, due to concerns over its portrayal of police corruption. This lack of affection, however, does not go both ways: The police may not have liked Line of Duty, but Line of Duty loves the police.
Neil Breen is a sign that people are after something else. Breen himself might not be that something else—his willingness to toe the bourgeois line ensures that—but this cultural and political gap won’t go unfilled for long. It’ll take some time, but eventually, we can build something better.
Welcome to The Red Carpet Roundup! As ever, we're here to critique capitalist culture and to ask why it often reproduces the dominant ideology of the ruling class. This month, we've got pieces on Chloé Zhao's 'Nomadland', Lance Oppenheim's 'Some Kind of Heaven', and Protest The Hero's 'Caravan'.
There is a far more communistic answer to the presented conundrum of Tenet, but it is one that Nolan could never consider. If we abolish the capitalist class, we create a liberatory future.
Good Time (2017) and Uncut Gems (2019) are ciphers for the Safdie Brothers’ exploration of capitalist ideology’s acidic hold on the individual. On its breaking down of character, reducing one to rubble. On its decay of the soul.