2016 was a bleak year for gay and transgender characters in Hollywood pictures.
A critique with hindsight.
On the pop culture podcast this week: Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, the ethically dubious podcast Missing Richard Simmons and HBO crime drama The Night Of.
It was set in the Sixties, made in the Eighties and claimed by the Nineties, but 30 years on Bruce Robinson’s Withnail & I is a film for our times.
The latest X-Men film shows care is a part of life, a huge part, and it shouldn’t reduce your status or wither down your identity to a single label.
Kong: Skull Island shows monster movies have matured.
The writer-director Jordan Peele has cleverly channelled the constant American conversation about race into a horror story.
Olivier Assayas' new film asks what happens when someone builds their life around the superficial. Yet Stewart is commandingly deep.
On the pop culture podcast this week: a critical look at Ed Sheeran’s new album,÷, the Netflix original series Love and the Terence Malik film Days of Heaven.
It also showcases coming-of-age LGBT dramas, set everywhere from Icelandic fishing villages to Irish boarding schools.
The film, which explores the unorthodox forms that power can take, shows Michèle continuing briskly with her life after she is assaulted in her apartment.
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