Gordon-Levitt makes Snowden’s motives transparent without ever fully dropping his guard. It is reassuring that a film in which people are spied can still have a protagonist who remains essentially unknowable.
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?
If a movie is stripped down to its plot, the logic had better be watertight. This is transparently not the case here.
The writer-director John Michael McDonagh’s dark comedy isn’t half as clever as it thinks it is.
The film version of Paula Hawkins’ hit novel has moved settings from London to New York – and the protagonist’s drink of choice has changed as a result. Does that impact the wider story?
On the pop culture podcast this week: the Netflix documentary Amanda Knox, Solange Knowles’ album A Seat at the Table and ITV drama The Bletchley Circle.
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