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‘Without Angela Bassett, there is no Viola Davis. Without Angela Bassett, there is no Halle Berry. She’s the one who came in and did things Meryl Streep was doing, as a black actress.’ Photograph: Rozette Rago/New York Times

Even via a video call, from an anonymous-looking office in New York, against a backdrop of stacked cardboard boxes, Angela Bassett exudes glamour. Dre(...)

 There is a sense out there that James Gunn has been tasked with salvaging a troubled franchise. Suicide Squad was a bit of a catastrophe. Wasn’t(...)

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(...)

Workhuman co-founder and chief executive Eric Mosley. The company has added more than 40 new customers to its platform since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Irish tech unicorn Workhuman is set to increase its headcount in Dublin once again and is also planning to hold a large in-person HR conference locall(...)

Actor Olympia Dukakis is pictured in Hollywood, California, in 2013. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images

Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar for her performance as a sardonic, middle-aged mother who advises her headstrong daughter on matters of love in the (...)

 Elizabeth Perkins as Ann in season two of The Moodys.  Photograph: FOX via Getty Images

Veering from horror to joy and back again, Elizabeth Perkins is contemplating what it would be like if her adult children moved home. “The thing is, y(...)

Screen Actors Guild Awards: Sacha Baron Cohen and Jeremy Strong in The Trial of the Chicago 7. Photograph: Niko Tavernise/Netflix

Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 finally notched a significant award-season victory on Sunday night, winning the Screen Actor(...)

Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler arriving for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.  Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, best known for handing out the Golden Globes, will be relieved that Ricky Gervais is not returning to host th(...)

 Cicely Tyson who died on Thursday at the age of 96. Photograph: Harpo, Inc/PA

Tributes were paid on Friday to the actor Cicely Tyson following her death at age 96. She specialised in portraying strong black women caught up in li(...)

Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984

WONDER WOMAN 1984 ★★★☆☆ Directed by Patty Jenkins. Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen. 12A (...)

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