Christopher Silvester

What is History, Now? offers a passionate defence of the pluralism of historical study

Two political thrillers reveal the intimate cruelties of life under dictatorship

Christopher Silvester on two extraordinary films from Eastern Europe shown at the London Film Festival

Christopher Silvester on a war movie with no rousing patriotic music or violence, but nevertheless filled with unexpected delights and discoveries

Attempts to “decolonise” school history ignore academic rigour in favour of mere tokenism

This is a starkly different interpretation on the proliferation of written constitutions and rams it home with cogency and panache

To get a handle on African cinema, watch Mandabi

Christopher Silvester on films of faith and the canonisation of three children’s divine visions

The first title in Yale University’s highly regarded “Jewish Lives” series to be devoted to a murderous scoundrel

Christopher Silvester on a documentary with a solely animalistic cast