Barry Healy

David Gulpilil in My Name is Gulpilil

Barry Healy reviews My Name is Gulpilil, a testament in film to David Gulpilil's triumphs as an actor and traditional dancer as well as his suffering.

Barry Healy reviews Mientras dure la guerra, a film illustrating human failure and the psychology of fascism during the Spanish Civil War.

Barry Healy reviews a new film depicting jazz singer Billie Holiday’s extraordinary courage in facing up to racism in the United States.

Barry Healy reviews a new book researching the impact and consequences of anti-Semitism during the Russian Revolution.

Jazz is quintessentially American music. But, as Barry Healy writes, the story of jazz is a harrowing tale of racism and criminal violence stretching through to the present day. 

The Clash fans the flames of anti-fascism at the Rock Against Racism carnival in 1978

In the early 1970s, the National Front was on the rise in Britain. So a ramshackle group of DIY leftists organised Rock Against Racism and took on the fascists. White Riot is a celebration of their struggle and victory, writes Barry Healy

Chris Nelius, the director of Girls Can’t Surf, spoke with Green Left about the making of the film.

Daniel Kaluuya burning up the screen as Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah

The magnificence of the Black Panther Party and its martyed leader, Fred Hampton, are brought to life in Judas and the Black Messiah, a film with a few defects, writes Barry Healy.

Isabelle Huppert peddling giant bags of hash in The Godmother

Isabelle Huppert comes to rule the Parisian hashish trade in this comedy/drama that demonstrates the casual violence of the French police, writes Barry Healy.

Nicolas Marie, Virginie Efira and Albert Dupontel in Bye Bye Morons

Bye Bye Morons is a sweet French comedy with a satirical bite, writes Barry Healy.

Ben Mortley burns down the house with Hayley McElhinney in The Cherry Orchard. Photo Daniel J Grant

Broad Australian humour in a beautiful outdoor venue combined with a great 1980s soundtrack brings new life to Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, in this Black Swan Theatre production, writes Barry Healy.

Australian sci-fi climate change movie 2067

Barry Healy reviews 2067, a thriller set in an unnamed Australian city, racked by climate change and where oxygen must be bought from a huge corporation.

Barry Healy reviews One Night in Miami, which tells a story of boxing champion Muhammad Ali's 1964 meeting with Malcolm X, soul singer Sam Cooke and footballer Jim Brown.

Jeremy Goldstein

Barry Healy talks to the creator of Truth to Power Café, a theatrical experience where audience members are invited to respond to the question: “Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?”

The hand of Yassir Mahmoud El Haj holding a picture of his family in front of the home in which Isra

Jehad al-Saftawi's My Gaza portrays the oppression of the Palestinians and reflects the generational fractures within Gazan society, writes Barry Healy. The photography is powerful but its politics is strangely blunted.

Film poster overlays photo of 2006 youth protest in Ramallah

Barry Healy reviews Mayor, a new documentary that shows the reality of life in Ramallah under Israeli ocupation.

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