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The self-indulgent incoherence of David Fincher’s Mank, with Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz, Arliss Howard as Louis B Mayer and Tom Pelphrey as Joe Mankiewicz. Photograph: Netflix

Why are Netflix’s films so mediocre? The streaming giant has turned the movie business upside down, transformed viewing patterns across the world and (...)

The streaming giant’s recently unveiled 2021 slate is coming down with romantic comedies, family films and mid-budgeted dramas

Donald Clarke on the big names, Oscar contenders and everything from westerns to romcoms that will hit the small screen this year Nobody now dou(...)

Kerry’s own Jessie Buckley in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Photograph: Netflix

Savour canny acquisitions and ambitious original productions. And catch the classics while you can. They may not be there next month. There h(...)

Like an impressionist, Gleeson must work from the outside in

This article contains spoilers. The main events detailed in The Comey Rule (Sky Atlantic, Wednesday, 9pm), a four-part political drama of glossy, swol(...)

The Irishman: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano

There has been an almighty turnover on Netflix since we last compiled this list, with more than half of our favourite films that time around disappear(...)

Renee Zellweger in What/If. Photograph: Netflix

Knock Down the House From May 1st US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Knock Down the House. Photograph: Netflix An exhilara(...)

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and chief executive of Theranos,  was once estimated by Forbes to have a personal net worth of $4.5 billion.  Photograph: Lisa Lake/ Getty Images

The recent HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley tells the story of failed blood-testing start-up Theranos and its chief execu(...)

 Olivia Colman in ‘The Favourite’. Photograph: Atsushi Nishijima/Fox Searchlight Films/AP

Every year, at awards season, we get arguments about the fidelity of films supposedly based on true stories. No such movie has ever stuck rigidly to l(...)

Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’

Three years ago, Adam McKay, hitherto known for spit-out-your-Fanta comedies such as Step Brothers and Anchorman, devised an ingenious new class of st(...)

Photograph: Damian Dovarganes/AP

Best picture Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star is Born Vice Best director A(...)

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