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Director Nia DaCosta  may have a revitalised franchise on her hands.

There has already been some controversy about the foregrounding of Jordan Peele’s name in the publicity for this effective sequel (please, please don’(...)

We also have the interesting development of certain blockbusters – notably those in the Disney family – making their way to the small screen at more or less the same time as their theatrical release. Photograph: iStock

From witch-hunts in Fear Street to visitations in The Night House. The key mystery here is: why all the horror?  The summer is back! T(...)

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.Photograph: NBC

Any analysis of Donald Trump’s effect on US pop culture should begin with the story of how a Korean pop band disrupted the president’s now notorious r(...)

A scene from 	‘Koko-di Koko-da’

Rabbits have lately occupied several unsettling cinematic landscapes, including Jordan Peele’s Us and Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite. But these othe(...)

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(...)

Emma Dabiri: ‘The Playboy of the Western World is one of my all-time favourite plays’
Emma Dabiri: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m only one chapter into Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, and I’m already gripped. It’s about a black girl in New York who babys(...)

Al Pacino stars as Meyer Offerman, a 1970s Nazi hunter. Photograph: Christopher Saunders/Amazon Studios

The best reason to watch Hunters (Amazon Prime) is that it stars Al Pacino as a millionaire Nazi hunter in late 1970s New York. Unfortunately it may a(...)

The Epic careleavers group. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Last week I went to interview some young men and women in anticipation of Care Day, next Friday. The interviewees are all “care leavers”, that is peop(...)

Adam Egypt Mortimer’s horror thriller fits the bill, while being its own very creepy thing

Maybe it’s a post Black Mirror (and Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone) effect. But there’s a welcome vogue for trippy psych-outs like Marjorie Prime and Gi(...)

From the dominance of Netflix and Disney to the rise of #MeToo and the downfall of Weinstein , there have been huge upheavals in the world of cinem(...)

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