2016 was a bleak year for gay and transgender characters in Hollywood pictures.
On the pop culture podcast this week: Tom Hardy’s period drama Taboo, the musical delights of La La Land and a children’s TV throwback with The Box of Delights.
Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman and Tom Hiddleston won awards for the BBC’s The Night Manager, while Claire Foy was celebrated for her turn in Netflix’s The Crown.
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From long-awaited sequels to blockbusters, indie wonders and black comedies — here are the pick of this year's new releases.
On the pop culture podcast this week: we pick our TV and film highlights for the coming year, review the first episode of series 4 of Sherlock, and enjoy Sara Taylor’s short story collection The Shore.
The Star Wars actor has died at the age of 60. Her own words should be the most lasting memorial.
How Star Trek could have averted the global financial crash, eradicated racism and kept Britain out of the Iraq War.
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Michael Fassbender's new film doesn’t even have the decency to be bad in interesting ways.
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