In Sonita, the girls chat about the opposite sex just like any other group of teenagers, except that here they are comparing the ages of their husbands-to-be. Plus: Queen of Katwe.
The socialist director’s long war on poverty continues with his new film I, Daniel Blake.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is the title of the latest film. It’s also a transparent piece of misdirection.
On the pop culture podcast this week: Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie, The Divine Comedy’s Foreverland album and tour, and the “Two Swords” episode of Game of Thrones.
Like in the films themselves, the fantastic beasts are distracting us from the bigger story – an epic tale of magical fantasy intertwining with real world history.
Tracking the rise and fall (and rise again?) of cinema’s most mocked and memed actor.
New films American Honey and I, Daniel Blake show society’s “left behind” with grit, wit and a touch of the absurd.
On the pop culture podcast this week: new film The Girl on the Train, Marvel-Netflix production Luke Cage and 1985 teen movie The Sure Thing.
But the fact that a whitewashed script existed at all reveals a depressing instinct to suppress non-white characters in Hollywood.
From Daredevil to the newly trailed Iron Fist, these series are “more in the streets than in the clouds”.
This autumn, Theroux releases two new documentaries, which are both are notable for their focus on the filmmaker. But how much of himself does he really reveal?
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