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The millions who enjoyed Get Out will expect a debate about socio-political discontents

US ★★★★☆ Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Evan Alex,(...)

The millions who enjoyed Get Out will expect a debate about socio-political discontents

Jordan Peele, director of the era-defining Get Out, has a reputation for topicality, but he may have accidentally outdone himself in the prologue to h(...)

One to watch: Weird City

We all use YouTube (what’s life without Last Week Tonight with John Oliver?) but is it worth considering an upgrade to YouTube Premium? As with most s(...)

Lorena Bobbitt, who cut off her husband’s penis in 1993. Photograph: Heather Sten/New York Times

Lorena is very matter-of-fact about the whole thing. There, she says as she drives us around Manassas, in the US state of Virginia, in her Kia on a re(...)

Barry Jenkins: “I must not forget that the greatest asset I have in this new world is my personal experience.” Photograph: Kayla Reefer/New York Times

There should be an air of tension in the room, but Barry Jenkins seems unconcerned by any looming news. He is polite in a way that only Americans can (...)

‘The Hole in the Ground’ writer-director Lee Cronin: “You really need the wind at your back.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lee Cronin, writer-director of Irish horror film The Hole in the Ground, has one eye on the forecast. His debut feature will be released in Irish and (...)

 Spike Lee   at the premiere  of his new film ‘BlacKkKlansman’   in   California. “I hope that this film can give some little extra push or touch or anything to get people to register to vote.” Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Spike Lee furrows his brow, peers across the table and asks: “How old was Kurosawa when he stopped making films?” On the spot, I don’t have an exact (...)

Adam Driver and John David Washington create a pairing – the former laconic; the later bemused – that cries out for further exploitation

Spike Lee has been getting in trouble throughout his career. He can handle it. Veteran Lee watchers may, however, be surprised by the precise col(...)

'Breaking In' producer and actor Gabrielle Union: 'I think people in the industry finally get that people want to see themselves reflected on screen.' Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Gabrielle Union, the producer and star of Breaking In is chatting amiably about representation. Well, of course she is. Breaking In, which features Un(...)

You haven’t escaped yet. Before awards season closes down for a month or two – it’s now almost as long as the football season – we beg your indulgence(...)

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