Jamie Foxx

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Cool viewing: Netflix releases In the Midnight Sky, George Clooney’s post-apocalyptic thriller set in the Arctic, on December 25th

One slightly melancholy aspect of Christmas in the 21st century has been the increasingly frayed pretence that good, old-fashioned television still fo(...)

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(...)

Latif Nasser (L) in his series Connected.

Connected August 2nd This pop-science documentary series sees ebullient reporter Latif Nasser travel around the world discovering the collective asso(...)

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak after a court appearance linked to the 1MDB scandal in 2018. Photograph:   Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images

What is 1MDB? Originally 1MDB – an abbreviation of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (which means limited) – was nothing more than a Malaysian state fund,(...)

George MacKay: ‘I think the real joy of the job is going to do the research, to explore yourself and explore things outside of yourself that you probably wouldn’t even know to look for.’

George MacKay bounds into the room with the winning demeanour of a puppy that has just won Crufts. It’s not the energy you might expect from someone w(...)

Just Mercy: commendably restrained in its courtroom scenes

Why Just Mercy hasn’t featured more prominently within the greater awards conversation is baffling. Is it now considered anachronistic for a Hollywood(...)

Saoirse Ronan: the Irish star still has a decent chance of an Oscar nomination, but her chances of a win now seem slight. Photograph: Jon Kopaloff/Getty

The nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. The Irish actor Andrew Scott receives a nod for best actor in a(...)

Taron Egerton as Robin Hood. The outlaw from the English midlands talks pure Estuary. Photograph: Larry Horricks/Lionsgate

Give the children what they want. More Pinky and Perky! More Dan Dare! More Robin Hood! Okay, that’s a little unfair. The Robin legend goes back a f(...)

Taron Egerton as the altruistic thief

You could argue that a lot is riding on the latest version of Robin Hood. That’s the sort of thing they say in Hollywood: “A lot is riding on this.” (...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and Henry Cavill as August Walker in Mission Impossible – Fallout. Photograph: Paramount Pictures

The lovely Anglo-American star Stewart Grainger once laconically remarked that, rather than aging into character roles, he had aged into elderly roman(...)

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