Tough justice or smart justice

While Johnson’s calls for 20,000 extra police officers could only just be heard over cries of “Get Brexit Done,” crime is a key component of the ‘national populism’ that Johnson embodies. One Ipsos Mori poll found that ‘law and order’ was the…

Joker: What Oscar critics missed

As soon as it was announced that Joker had received a whopping 11 nominations for the coming Academy Awards, disapprobation, consternation, and apprehension followed. After describing Joker as 2019’s “biggest disappointment”, the Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw continued his altercation with the…

Joker: The existentialist anti-villain

Having won 50 awards including the Golden Lion and two Golden Globes, nominated in 11 separate categories each for the Academy Awards and the British Academy Film Awards amongst others, been the first R-rated film to attain an aggregated U.S….