The Hollywood star has embraced a life without pretensions.
Unlike the fraught parenting comedy Toni Erdmann, now on release, it capitulates too much to its cringe-worthy mother protagonist.
On the pop culture podcast: Drew Barrymore's cannibal comedy Santa Clarita Diet, new biopic Loving and the mobile game 80 Days.
From CGI adventures to directing in a second language, Lee is no stranger to risk-taking. What's next for the director?
The actor says over-representation of the privately educated at the top of acting is nothing to worry about – and his many, many privately educated peers agree.
On the pop culture podcast: Lion, BBC Three comedy Witless and Daisy Johnson’s short story collection Fen.
The clue is in the library.
Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud are back.
There is a predictable tendency for Academy voters to favour movies about their kind.
With their claustrophobic close-ups and desolate wide shots, both films are stunning portraits of life on the brink.
La La Land is at its most convincing in those intimate exchanges between Gosling, with his melted eyes, and Stone, with her anime face.
No country has ever left the EU before, so there's no map for where we're going.
Subscribe to the New Statesman to shine a light in the dark.