Issa Rae

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Beyoncé has been given the humanitarian award at the BET awards and praised for her charitable work through the BeyGOOD foundation. File photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

Beyoncé has been given the humanitarian award at the BET awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the up(...)

Hollywood: an ambitious, lavish look at the post-war film industry.

Hollywood May 1st The ever-prolific Ryan Murphy contemplates the history of showbusiness for his second Netflix offering. Hollywood is an ambitious, (...)

 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(...)

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 2020 Oscars will held on February 9th. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

Best Picture Joaquin Phoenix in Joker 1917 (Universal) Ford v Ferrari (Fox) The Irishman (Netflix) Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchli(...)

(from left) Devon (Tucker Meek), Isaac (JD McCrary), little Jordan Sanders (Marsai Martin) and Raina (Thalia Tran) in Little, co-written and directed by Tina Gordon.

Not this again. Here is a fitful film that revisits one of Hollywood’s commonest and most implausible fantasies. They will keep wheeling out this nons(...)

Netflix: The Sinner

Homecoming Amazon Prime Julia Roberts finally arrives on the small(er) screen, in this crafty psychological thriller directed by Mr Robot creator Sam(...)

Intelligent display: Amandla Stenberg

When critics attack they too often focus on all the things a work has failed to cover. This film about the Black Death doesn’t mention the Mongol conq(...)

Tara Flynn: “I’ve admired Maria Bamford for a long time. She had a nervous breakdown about 10 years ago and had to move back with her parents, and she deals with it so beautifully”

Book I just finished Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney, and I absolutely loved it. It’s a compact book but deals with big thoughts. She expl(...)

Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

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