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A Naked Interview with Mike Leigh

, 9 December 2021
Chris Sullivan interviews Mike Leigh about the re-release of his film Naked and explores the creative process behind his more recent films such as Peterloo and Turner

EXCLUSIVE The Social Conditions which Inspired ‘Ghost Town’ are Still With Us Today, Says The Specials’ Jerry Dammers

, 11 June 2021
On the 40th anniversary of the hit song, Chris Sullivan finds its modern relevance terrifying

‘What’s Going On’ Marvin Gaye's Protest Album 50 Years On

, 21 May 2021
Racism, police brutality, inequality, ecology, the trauma of the Vietnam War and drug addiction, Chris Sullivan considers how the classic 1971 album explored what was really going on

Art and Violence: Technology and Domination: Futurism and Fascism

, 25 February 2021
Chris Sullivan looks back at the role of painters and writers who co-opted 1930s technology and modernity to espouse far-right ideas

Cultural Demise: The Gutting of the Hospitality Sector is About More than Jobs

, 19 January 2021
Chris Sullivan, who founded the Wag Club in Soho, considers the sad end of London’s Café de Paris and the future of the UK’s pub, bar and club industry

The Hounding of Billie Holiday

, 9 December 2020
Chris Sullivan reviews the documentary ‘Billie’, detailing how one of the greatest singers of all time was hunted by officers at the Federal Bureau of Narcotics

New York City: A Theory of Evolution

, 5 November 2020
Chris Sullivan remembers the run-down, experimental and sleazy New York of punk, hip hop and disco – the creative epicentre of the world, suffocated in recent years by big developers, greed and rent hikes. But could COVID-19 signal a return to its innovative and more humanistic edge?

Lost Cities: Notting Hill – From Rachman to the Westway

, 9 September 2020
Chris Sullivan looks at the consequences for Notting Hill of the determination of successive Conservative Governments to deregulate rents and planning

Cop Violence to COVID-19: The Survival of Notting Hill Carnival

, 28 August 2020
Chis Sullivan examines the history of Notting Hill Carnival and its decades-long battle against the Establishment

Infamous: A Bonnie and Clyde Tale in the Instagram Era

, 14 August 2020
Chris Sullivan reviews Infamous, a new dramatisation of the insatiable lust for fame

LOST CITIES: How Cardiff’s Thriving Multicultural Hub Was Crushed

, 5 August 2020
Chris Sullivan delves into the history of one of Britain's first successful multicultural communities and the authorities determined to destroy it

The Traitor: An Italian Mafia Drama With Shades of Boris Johnson's Britain

, 28 July 2020
Chris Sullivan reviews 'The Traitor', a brutal Italian story of crime and corruption, and finds parallels with the UK

Disappearing Cities: The Rift Between Notting Hill and Notting Dale

, 15 June 2020
Three years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Chris Sullivan excavates the hidden history of one of London's most polarised neighbourhoods

REVIEW: White Riot - Why We Need a New Rock Against Racism

, 30 April 2020
To celebrate this evening's digital screening of White Riot, Chris Sullivan recalls the formation of the anti-Nazi movement and explores its continuing relevance.

Disappearing Cities: Soho — Gangsters, artists, brothels and landlords

, 17 April 2020
Chris Sullivan, the founder of the famous Wag Club, looks at the history of London's Soho district and how greed and acquisition replaced art and conviviality.

Lockdown with Chris Sullivan: Volume One

, 31 March 2020

'Misbehaviour' Misses the Mark

, 11 March 2020

'Dark Waters': Bringing A Corporation To Account

, 28 February 2020

'1917' Review: Tales my Grandfather Never Told Me

, 22 January 2020

The Second Summer of Love – North v South?

, 30 July 2019

FILM REVIEW: At Eternity’s Gate

, 3 April 2019

How to win an Oscar in one easy lesson

, 8 March 2019

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