2016 was a bleak year for gay and transgender characters in Hollywood pictures.
We talk Jacqueline Wilson’s Katy, the BBC’s new sitcom Boy Meets Girl and the Carol Morley film The Falling.
Closed Curtain, by Jafar Panahi, was created despite its director’s house arrest in Iran.
Anyway, Ian Fleming’s Bond was grotesquely, unstintingly racist. As a character, it’s hardly the highest role available in UK film.
We talk Diary of a Teenage Girl, Marvel's Agent Carter, and Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis.
In some ways, Allen is a prisoner of the independence from Hollywood he fought for so long to protect.
What are the chances that Ice Cube will be held properly to account for an anti-Semitic slur in a film produced by Ice Cube?
What does the recent cinematic phenomenon of characters who are unexpected killers tell us about ourselves?
The Patriarchal Lie of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl Must Be Stabbed in the Heart and Killed was a less catchy title for a film.
We talk the end of One Direction, the BBC podcast Who Killed Elsie Frost?, the new film of John Green's YA thriller Paper Towns and US comedy show Broad City.
The film's distributor claimed that it was given an 18 certificate by an all-male panel. British Board of Film Classification director David Cooke has told the New Statesman that this was not the case.
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