On the pop culture podcast this week, the racially-charged horror film Get Out, teen drama Riverdale and the mobile game Prune.
As the next Star Wars film, Rogue One, is released, it reveals Disney’s dilemma that neither nostalgic additions nor “standalone” stories can sustain the franchise.
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.
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.
Lee's film, in which the women of Chicago decide to go on a sex strike, is often muddled – but never dull.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the eagerly-awaited Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, new graphic novel memoir Saving Grace and the 1938 film Bringing Up Baby.
The film director dabbles in advertising yet again, showing that his signature quirk can sell products as well as seduce audiences.
Adam Driver stars in this wry and poetic comedy.
Psychosis, hysteria and abuse characterises these works that look back at the former Soviet and Socialist republics.
On the pop culture podcast this week: we discuss Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Zadie Smith adaptation NW and Tavi Gevinson’s Infinity Diaries for Rookie.
The film gives us new insight into wizarding history and the events leading up to the Harry Potter series
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