Ava Duvernay

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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 (...)

Penny Marshall at the  2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in  Hollywood. Photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Penny Marshall, who has died in Los Angeles at the age of 77, will forever hold a place in Hollywood history. In 1988, her delightful comedy, Big, sta(...)

Actor Denzel Washington and  director Antoine Fuqua. The Equalizer 2 marks their   fourth collaboration

In the hours before I meet up with Antoine Fuqua, he’s making headlines. In reports that were swiftly dismissed by his agent, Fuqua, the director of T(...)

Roseanne Barr has apologised for tweets which led to her TV being cancelled. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump waded into the uproar over Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, complaining that an ABC TV executive who apologised for the comment(...)

Winner of best supporting actor Brían F O’Byrne poses in the press room at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Photograph: Ian West/PA

There were two Irish successes at the Bafta TV awards on Sunday night. Cavan man Brian F O’Byrne took home a Bafta for best supporting actor for his (...)

Spike Lee will be back at Cannes with his inelegantly titled dark comedy ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Nobody much questions that the Cannes film festival is at some sort of crossroads. The debate hangs around the extent to which the management intended(...)

The Time’s Up campaign has urged the music business to boycott R&B star R Kelly. who has faced repeated allegations of mistreatment of underage girls and young women. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Time’s Up campaign is taking aim at US singer R Kelly over allegations he sexually abused women. The organisation devoted to helping women in the(...)

File image of Ava DuVernay. Photograph: Getty Images

Diversity swings and roundabouts. Earlier this month, the Academy Awards ceremony was careful to rally around the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. By th(...)

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