2016 was a bleak year for gay and transgender characters in Hollywood pictures.
The actor, who recently stormed out of a promotional interview with the Radio Times, has had a tempestuous, on-off relationship with comedy over the years.
The Australian director might appear arrogant by applying so early in his career for membership of the exclusive Macbeth Movie Club – but it would be fair to say he has proved his suitability.
In this episode of the New Statesman’s pop culture podcast, the past haunts the present: we talk about new film 45 Years, the This Is England series and The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.
Dylan Marron, creator of the “Every Single Word” series that highlights the whiteness of modern and classic films, talks about the conversations his work has sparked – and how difficult it got once he mentioned Harry Potter.
We talk genre-twisting action movie American Ultra, new Channel 4 series Hunted and BBC Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure.
“It feels like you’re blacking out. Dying.”
The Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur's film is like an inexperienced climber: caught between the ground and success.
Steer clear of soon-to-be-released-anyway blockbusters like Suffragette and see some of these films instead.
The film shows how Pasolini located spiritual salvation in unremarkable lives.
Over a century on from its birth, the British Board of Film Classification is struggling to make its way in the digital world.
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