Last year an investigation uncovered infighting, questionable journalistic ethics and a jarring lack of diversity in the HFPA’s ranks. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

First, the Golden Globes were going to go toe-to-toe with the Critic’s Choice Awards on Sunday night. Now, after the critics’ ceremony was postponed a(...)

Lola is played with spitting fury by the wonderful young transgender performer  Mya Bollaers

Transgenderism has not always enjoyed the happiest screen representations. Getting past such unfortunate early forays as Raquel Welch’s rape scene in (...)

Jamie Lee Curtis: ‘It was guerrilla film-making, new and delicious and lovely.’ Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty

Jamie Lee Curtis is describing herself to me. “I’m in a black hole wearing an orange suit,” she says. “It’s early morning in Los Angeles and I’m feeli(...)

Black Widow: Scarlett Johansson is unhappy that Disney made her film available on its premium streaming service. Photograph: Jay Maidment/Marvel

Every now and then somebody suggests that Scarlett Johansson is a movie star of the old school. This week, by suing the studio, the actor offered furt(...)

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the recent release of Black Widow. File Photograph: Disney

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the recent release of Black Widow. The actor is claiming that the studio’s decision to launch her first, and (...)

Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is, for those not entirely committed to the project, at its best when it delivers films that tweak the dials on the dash(...)

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(...)

Nice to meet you: French prime minister Jean Castex drops into Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, now open after a six-month closure. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

Image of the week: EU elephants Untangle the audio-guides, dust the velvet ropes: museums and art galleries have now reopened in several countries ac(...)

Cate Shortland will shortly  give us her take on Marvel’s Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson

Genuine hoorays go the way of the major studios for commissioning women to direct hugely budgeted pictures. This is no small advance. Cate Shortland, (...)

Golden Globes: the HFPA has a long history of controversy, but the current kerfuffle is on a different scale. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty

The cinematic establishment looks to be preparing for a shift in the industrial awards complex (for a while at least). “A world without the Globes. Ho(...)

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