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Channel 4 drama It’s a Sin: Heart-breaking, gut-punching and already a word-of-mouth hit.

Watching all five episodes of It’s a Sin at the weekend – breaking between each one for recovery – was an exercise in face-mopping, with occasional re(...)

Olivia Cooke: ‘You get a job to do and you can’t be put off by the fact that Steven Spielberg is on set with you every single day. Or that you’re acting with Mark Rylance. You can’t focus on that.’ Photograph:  Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

Lockdown has been a strange time for everyone, including Olivia Cooke. At 26, the star of ITV’s Vanity Fair and Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One ha(...)

Netflix’s once heavily guarded vault of secret statistics has slowly opened up over the last couple of years, a gradual juicy reveal of viewer habits (...)

Bob Behnken, a Nasa astronaut, in his spacesuit at SpaceX headquarters. Photograph: SpaceX via AP/NYT

Michael Bay, the director of the 1998 cosmic disaster movie Armageddon, once gave an interview discussing the worst crisis in the making of the film. (...)

Bad Boys for Life: The performances are mere delivery systems for the violence

Is there a name for those films in which some superannuated star – say Will Smith or Martin Lawrence – repeatedly grinds to a halt at a chain-link fen(...)

You - Season 2.

A Christmas Prince - The Royal Baby December 5th The Christmas Prince - A Royal Baby Released in 2017, A Christmas Prince was a curi(...)

Game of Thrones: endgame. Photographs: HBO

Seamas O’Reilly and Ed Power argue the merits and demerits of the HBO drama whose final series has divided fans. Have the showrunners and writers t(...)

The Break Up follows Vicky Pattison four days after parting ways with her fiancé, John Noble

It’s difficult not to be cynical about the entire concept of Vicky Pattison:The Break Up, sponsored by OK! Magazine. The one-hour special, which aired(...)

Hailee Steinfeld in Bumblebee

One of the biggest (and most pleasant) surprises of the movie year arrives as the minute hand closes in on New Year’s Day. Okay, the utter loveliness (...)

Venom: ‘Dumber than a sack of dead fish’

I was keener on Venom than most of my fellow critics. The comic-book adaptation – featuring Tom Hardy as a journalist infected by a symbiotic life for(...)

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