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.
A look at Polish romcom Planeta Singli, plus Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetary of Splendour.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the huge excitement that is the new Harry Potter play, Jane Austen movie adaptation Love and Friendship, and the latest Louis Theroux documentary.
Leonardo DiCaprio is a great actor, but this is terrible casting.
Plus: eloquent storytelling around the refugee crisis in Fire at Sea.
Something about Crowe’s hard-nut/soft-shell routine with Ryan Gosling in this film suggests he could be coming out of his career slump.
On the pop culture podcast, we discuss BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders, the Turkish-French film Mustang and Tina Fey sitcom 30 Rock.
The writer on making her first feature-length movie, motherhood and her lifelong friendship with Zachary Quinto.
Director John Carney has a lighter touch and also a greater sense of depth and poignancy.
Austen’s work has already been a launch-pad for literary spin-offs, but Stillman's film – and accompanying novel – do something intriguingly new.
With the cheapest-looking CGI and crummiest sets ever to have reached the screen, it's up to the plot to save Warcraft: The Beginning. . .
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