2016 was a bleak year for gay and transgender characters in Hollywood pictures.
The appearance of extraterrestrial craft, a dead daughter who used to sculpt aliens: Arrival's forced mystique fails to land.
On the pop culture podcast this week: Netflix royal family drama The Crown, the Ali Smith “Brexit” novel Autumn and the 2012 French film Populaire.
Forget The Queen and Wolf Hall: as The Crown comes to Netflix, we round up our favourite regal productions.
A genuine lyric: “She’s a woman so gets treated unfairly / Ain’t nothing new motherf**ker she’s Hillary”
What at first resembles a thriller becomes more about the complicated way art emerges. But does its film-within-a-film puzzle work?
The references to social media in the the latest trailer for T2 have none of the impact of the original Trainspotting speech.
And who will he even play?
On the pop culture podcast this week: teen Doctor Who spin-off Class, true crime podcast In the Dark and Laurie Anderson's experimental musical film Heart of the Dog.
Abel Gance’s black-and-white epic from 1927 has been digitally restored, in the culmination of a 50-year project. And somehow it’s perfect for modern audiences.
Comparing cinema’s latest tearjerker, The Light Between Oceans, with the controlled quirkiness of new film Further Beyond, is a lesson in how not to “move” audiences.
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