AKA Carol Danvers: the “overtly feminist heroine” modelled on Gloria Steinem.
We chat the Oscars, Coen brothers' film Hail, Caesar!, Radio 4 drama season Riot Girls, and the Brie Larson film Short Term 12.
A return to making movies about movies yields a breakthrough for the brothers as storytellers.
Plus: bizarre jokes and the #OscarsSoWhite race controversy.
The first questions about the loss of human identity in a tech-filled world were raised in Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 hit film.
Too often these days, particularly in commercial cinema, the credo seems to be more is more.
What makes Grimsby an especially steep falling-off after Baron Cohen’s last three movies is the sense that no one really cared whether it came off or not; the whole enterprise has a “will-this-do?” quality.
The Academy Awards are blighted by racism and bad decisions. So what would a world without them look like?
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the Netflix TV series Love, the film A Bigger Splash, and the audiobook of Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes.
It's excruciating, but gradually our close proximity to the eponymous shambolic twentysomething allows for a deepening intimacy.
Misanthropic, self-impeding, and downright irritating antiheroes are the genre’s new bread-and-butter, but not necessarily its inversion.
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