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Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant in Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Photograph: Curzon Artificial Eye

Until now, the work of film-maker Céline Sciamma has been defined by contemporary coming-of-age narratives and such attendant themes as the fluidity o(...)

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(...)

Stephen King: ‘so backward and ignorant you want to go back to bed’? Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty

In yet another year of Oscar nominations that saw a paucity of recognition for women and artists of colour, the response has been almost exhausted – a(...)

The adorable monster in Abominable

Teenager Yi (Chloe Bennet) is grieving for her late father and feeling distant from her mother and live-in grandmother when she encounters a Yeti on t(...)

Singer and actor Diahann Carroll in 1972. Carroll has died  after a long bout with cancer. File photograph: AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy

Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actor and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series, (...)

On Netflix in August: Logan Browning returns in season 3 of Dear White People. Photograph: Lara Solanki

Dear White People season 3 From Friday, August 2nd The third season of Justin Simien’s polemical comedy-drama sees Sam White (Logan Browning) surrend(...)

Linda Fairstein: dropped by her publisher after a public outcry about her role as DA in the wrongful convictions.

In April 1989, a 28-year-old investment banker, Trisha Meili, left her apartment in Manhattan and went jogging in Central Park. A few hours later she(...)

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(...)

Brie Larson: ‘I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time’. Photograph: Noam Galai/WireImage

Brie Larson, star of the upcoming Captain Marvel, has always seemed like a good egg. Since securing grade-A status after winning an Oscar for Room, sh(...)

Barry Jenkins: “I must not forget that the greatest asset I have in this new world is my personal experience.” Photograph: Kayla Reefer/New York Times

There should be an air of tension in the room, but Barry Jenkins seems unconcerned by any looming news. He is polite in a way that only Americans can (...)

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