John Ridley

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Guerrilla ties to hit a number of moving targets

The most subversive streak within John Ridley’s Guerrilla (Sky Atlantic, Thursday, 9pm) a transatlantic co-production between Sky and Showtime, is to (...)

Idris Elba in Guerrilla: ‘There’s a beautiful, very detailed analysis of the UK and the culture at the time, some of which I can relate to being born in that era’

“I’m very lucky to have a career that I’m proud of,” says Idris Elba, grinning behind the shades which suggest exactly that. “The popcorn stuff, I lov(...)

 Babou Ceesay, Frieda Pinto and Idris Elba attend the UK Premiere of Guerrilla at the Curzon Bloomsbury  in London, England. Photograph:  Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Post-premiere Q&A sessions are usually a safe place for actors, featuring softball questions on character exploration and the director’s vision. B(...)

“Send us your ideas”: Zai Bennett, director of programmes for Sky Entertainment UK & Ireland, is looking to commission dramas, comedies and documentaries for Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky 1. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

Sky has money to spend making television – but not just any television. “It’s a really stupid and straightforward thing to say, but we work in pay t(...)

Photogenic: Heida Reed as Elizabeth and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in the BBC’s gorgeous new version

What I like most about Poldark (BBC One, Sunday) is that you don’t have to think too hard. There are the good guys – Ross Poldark, his poor but loyal (...)

Jimi Hendrix’s ex-girlfriend Kathy Etchingham claims that scenes of domestic violence in All Is By My Side are entirely invented. We hardly needed (...)

Charlie’s Country, the final part in Rolf de Geer’s exploration of indigenous culture in Australia will open the Cork Film Festival on November 7th. Screengrab: YouTube

An Australian film which has already earned its lead actor the best actor prize at Cannes and is Australia’s entry for best foreign film at next year’(...)

12 Years a Slave

To say that Steve McQueen’s lacerating drama is the best American film about slavery is to say very little. It is sobering to note that, throughout it(...)