Michael Lewis, the bestselling author, in his writing cottage in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Peter Prato/The New York Times

The bestselling author’s latest book follows scientific freethinkers who both predicted and managed the US’s Covid-19 crisis in the face of bureauc(...)

A large cast of 26 women singing with a reclining piano player, Hollywood, California, circa 1922. Photograph: Underwood Archives/ Getty
Female films: Where did the women go?
  • Film
  • February 20, 2021, 06:00

In 1917, eight female directors made films for Universal Studios. In 2017, the same studio produced just one film directed by a woman – Pitch Perfect (...)

The Universal Studios Theme Park in Osaka, Japan. Photograph: iStock

Universal Studios Japan postponed the opening of its much-anticipated Super Nintendo World theme park after a worsening spread of the coronavirus prom(...)

In the post-Covid world, executives anticipate mid-sized films and even blockbusters will be shown in cinemas for a much shorter timeframe before landing online. Photograph: iStock

Last Friday at around 7pm in London, the chief executives of the world’s largest cinema operators received a phone call they had dreaded for months. (...)

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Nintendo on Thursday reported a 428 per cent jump in first-quarter profit, driven by demand for the Switch console and hit title Animal Crossing: New (...)

Crowds at Disney in Florida.

Walt Disney begins reopening its Florida theme parks on Saturday, ending a four-month shutdown at one of the world’s most-popular tourist attractions.(...)

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The speed with which the shutdown progressed is staggering. It is just over two weeks since Universal Studios announced that No Time to Die, the 25th (...)

John Wayne as  Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. Photograph: AP Photo/Warner Bros

For reasons that shouldn’t need to be reiterated, audiences are paying greater attention than ever to the entertainment options on streaming services.(...)

Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a news conference with US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US President Donald Trump has warned that Britain “and a couple of other” countries could be added to America’s travel ban list, noting the rise in co(...)

Los Angeles’ magic is in its diversity but if ever a travel article was needed to help plan a trip to a major destination, it’s for the entertainment (...)

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