20 best African films – ranked!

4. Cairo Station (1958) All human life is here: the phrase really does apply to Youssef Chahine’s tragicomic masterpiece. Cairo Station is the venue for a blazingly passionate drama about Qinawi, a lame newspaper vendor, played by Chahine himself, and his unrequited desire for Hanuma, the Bardot-ish lemonade seller. Chahine conducts his big cast with […]

Mangrove review – Steve McQueen takes axe to racial prejudice

Production designer Helen Scott and cinematographer Shabier Kirchner help create the west London of the late 60s and early 70s, with the eerily vast Westway just in the process of being built. Shaun Parkes gives a wonderful performance as Frank Crichlow, proprietor of the Mangrove, keen to make a new start after earlier involvement in […]

The best free demos from the Steam Autumn Festival

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion What is it? V. funny action-adventure with a bit of RPG. You are a turnip boy in a world of sentient fruits and vegetables, and you like ripping up contracts and killing snails with your wooden sword.Who’s it by? Snoozy Kazoo, Graffiti GamesWhen is it out? 2021