On the pop culture podcast this week: Zadie Smith’s novel Swing Time, teen movie The Edge of Seventeen and the 2015 film Maggie’s Plan.
The would-be President's delusions are taken straight from the cheapest Hollywood flicks.
Viggo Mortensen and the rest of the cast try their best, but they're no match for a script so lacking in nuance.
It won’t reach the sanctified pop culture status of Mean Girls, but the influence of Tina Fey’s film is obvious, over 12 years on.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the new Eimear McBride novel, Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix take on the 1970s Bronx music scene and a film starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney.
The script for Allen’s Café Society is predictable, but Stewart's acting is glorious.
Disappointed by 2016's paltry crop of summer blockbusters? Never fear – Caroline and Anna are here with recommendations of what to watch while it’s still hot.
The US actor Gene Wilder has died at the age of 83. His weird and wonderful career is a reminder that comedy can provide acting of the highest calibre.
Pedro Almodóvar couldn't be boring if he tried.
Mark Lawson talks to the director about hope, despair and why he wants to make a sequel to Deadpool.
This documentary about the making of Gary Numan’s new album is full of the warmth and silliness of family life.
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