Retro-communication: Mike (Finn Wolfhard) forms a plan with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in the hit first season of ‘Stranger Things’, a Netflix Original  that returns to the platform this week.

There’s a countdown on the Netflix landing page designed to bludgeon home the fact that Friday marks the landing of season two of Stranger Things, its(...)

Grief is a journey: every member of the family may be on the same train, but everyone is looking out of a different window, with a different view. Photograph: iStock

Death is a scary business. Just thinking about it is terrifying, so when children force you to talk about it, it can feel worse than a clown climbing (...)

Welcome newcomer Valkyrie is given a boozed-up, kicking-out-time vigour by Tessa Thompson

The eccentric Kiwi director Taika Waititi has been set loose on Thor and – praise be! – he seems to have been allowed to do pretty much what he wishes(...)

Brown Bag employs more than 300 people across Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles.

Canadian entertainment company, 9 Story Media, is to rebrand its animation arm as Brown Bag Films. The move comes just more than two years after it ac(...)

Extensive sea ice late in the summer meant the Adélie penguins had to travel further for food and all but two chicks starved. Photograph: WWF/PA Wire

A colony of more than 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins in Antarctica suffered a catastrophic breeding season with just two chicks surviving, experts ha(...)

Pumpkin up the volume: Tom Hoggard harvests Halloween pumpkins at a farm in Yorkshire. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Image of the week: Not so smashing pumpkins There’s no escaping pumpkins in October – they’re the Donald Trump of Halloween. There they are, these gi(...)

Producer Harvey Weinstein. An investigation by The New York Times has found previously undisclosed allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein. (Emily Berl/The New York Times)

Viewed from a certain angle, the revelations concerning Harvey Weinstein constitute a good news story. The co-founder of Miramax Pictures, a driving f(...)

Checking out of checking in: An empty Monarch Airlines departures area at Birmingham airport, England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Image of the week: Dethroned Monarch Taking the heat off Ryanair for a while, Britain’s Monarch Airlines ceased trading on Monday in the biggest airl(...)

Blade Runner sequel: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

“I need chewing gum,” Denis Villeneuve says in his foggy Québécois accent. “I find that when I am tired the first thing that goes is my English. Chewi(...)

 Canadian director Denis Villeneuve loves his rotten fruit. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

What’s killing cinema this year? In the 1950s it was television. In the 1970s it was video. There have been suggestions that, in the new century, stre(...)