‘Without Angela Bassett, there is no Viola Davis. Without Angela Bassett, there is no Halle Berry. She’s the one who came in and did things Meryl Streep was doing, as a black actress.’ Photograph: Rozette Rago/New York Times

Even via a video call, from an anonymous-looking office in New York, against a backdrop of stacked cardboard boxes, Angela Bassett exudes glamour. Dre(...)

Netflix’s The Crown received 24 nods, including for Josh O’Connor (left) as Prince Charles and Olivia Coleman as the queen

The Crown and The Mandalorian led nominations on Tuesday for the Emmy Awards in a field packed with newcomers and feel-good TV shows that reflected th(...)

Lovecraft Country: Writers of colour are remixing US pop-cultural tropes to better fit their own experience. Photograph: Elizabeth Morris/HBO/Sky

Lovecraft Country (Sky Atlantic) opens with gritty trench warfare set to triumphalist music and a voiceover about “an American boy and a dream that is(...)

Jamie Foxx in Project Power

Over the last few years, Netflix has been working to develop its own school of easily recyclable action junk. The endeavour yielded apparent dividends(...)

 Lakeith Stanfield and Issa Rae in The Photograph

The list of “films they don’t make anymore” now occupies a shelf of similar dimensions to that housing Encyclopaedia Britannica. Nobody has seen a dec(...)

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges in Ben Is Back. Photograph: Lionsgate

The winter of issue movies about young men and their worried parents comes to an end with another supposed awards trap that failed to catch the voters(...)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner in The People v OJ Simpson

‘White Bronco, leather glove, Kato Kaelin”: say that to anyone who remembers 1994 and they will say “OJ Simpson”. The trial of the former American foo(...)

Oh, you are awful! Yes, the Terminator sequence reaches its fifth episode with a film that aspires to the condition of The Dick Emery Show. Now rem(...)