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.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss important men biopics (pecs?!) The Revenant and The Big Short, James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
Spotlight (15) and The Big Short (15) take on moral issues, but leave one more angry at sub-prime cinema than their subject matter.
A movie entirely based on the timetabling complications of a school overly devoted to its students’ hobbies.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the film adapation of Emma Donaghue’s novel Room, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and children’s TV series Sheep in the Big City.
Michael Lewis, the author and journalist highly regarded for his ability to tease human drama out of seemingly mundane subjects, arrived in Leicester Square in London on Monday night.
Megan Walsh meets the Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien as he takes on wuxia in his acclaimed film The Assassin.
“The scale of the room turned out to be a practical challenge but not an aesthetic one.”
In a world too easily divided into angels and demons, Professor Snape (as played in the films by Alan Rickman) makes the case for moral ambiguity.
Perhaps it's time to cancel the Oscars temporarily to allow the industry to gather its strength and recover.
Andy Slaughter, the MP for Hammersmith, who went to school with Alan Rickman, pays tribute.
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