With their claustrophobic close-ups and desolate wide shots, both films are stunning portraits of life on the brink.
At first glance, the politics of Star Wars are highly regressive - but across the six films, the importance of building a coalition of all classes and occupations is clearly shown.
The screenwriter Abi Morgan explains why Suffragette spurned the story of the Pankhursts to focus on working-class activists.
The atmosphere throughout this film resembles that last, desperate, twilight hour at any nightclub.
This film isn’t really shocking until you see the roll-call of different countries and the year in which each one granted the vote to women.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the Robert De Niro-Anne Hathaway film The Intern, the very last series of Downton Abbey, and Sylvia Townsend Warner’s novel Lolly Willowes.
Physical resemblance between an actor and the real-life figure they are portraying is highly prized, but there’s much more to a successful biopic than the right face under a good wig.
Cary Fukunaga's latest film is fiercely loyal to the perspective of its young protagonist as he negotiates the horrors of war.
The anti-cuts group set off smoke bombs and jumped onto the carpet to disrupt the event.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss Michael Fassbender’s Macbeth, the recent BBC adaptations of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Cider with Rosie, and reminisce about teen movie Shakespeare retelling She’s the Man.
The film follows two jockeys in the famous Italian bareback horse race, but declines to explore the cruelty of the sport it celebrates.
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