Ava Duvernay

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Mrs Which, a gigantic Oprah Winfrey, is given to speaking in Oprahisms

Mr Murry (Chris Pine), a brilliant physicist, has disappeared without a trace. He left behind his research partner and wife (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a young(...)

Colin Farrell and JJ Abrams attend the Oscar Wilde Awards 2018 at Bad Robot on March 1, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. Photograph: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance

Over the last decade and a bit, the Oscar Wilde Awards have established themselves as a key event in the last days of (the pun is surely intended) Osc(...)

Earlier this month, in the hours before the Superbowl kicked off, Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, tweeted that: “#FilmTwitter is going to explode ton(...)

 US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad holding the first hijab-wearing Barbie based on her to be released in 2018, in New York City. Photograph: EPA/Mattel

Mattel has launched its first Barbie in a hijab. The doll is inspired by a real woman – Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who was the first American to(...)

The Dove’s ad, which has since been removed from Facebook. Photograph: @Naytemua

Dove has apologised after publishing an advert on its Facebook page which showed a black woman turning into a white woman. The brand was accused of (...)

Zoe Kazan’s  abiding cultural memory of Ireland, where she shot What If with Daniel Radcliffe, is the National Wax Museum. Photograph: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Nothing can really prepare you for how disarmingly honest Zoe Kazan is. The grand-daughter of Hollywood legend Elia Kazan and, for 11 years and counti(...)

Kids’ stuff: Jaeden Lieberher and Jacob Tremblay in  The Book of Henry

Historically, the phrase ‘one and done’ used to refer to those filmmakers who made a stone cold classic – say Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunt(...)

Michael B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in Creed

Twitter, that most reliably intemperate of mediums, went into a tizzy when Sylvester Stallone, having won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor,(...)

I’m not sure we learn anything from the arts – except that we need them more than ever. They are a way of knowing unlike all the others, a knowing th(...)

Potent myth: “I did what I had to do to win . . . Then I see all those maggots at the airport. Protesting me. Spitting,” says Sylvester Stallone’s character, inaccurately, in Rambo: First Blood

Earlier this year, when critics raised questions about the historical accuracy of Morten Tyldum’s film The Imitation Game, in which Benedict Cumberbat(...)

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