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Dangerous charisma: Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as his long-suffering wife, Rose, in Fences.

Let us cut straight to the chase. Yes, it can be a problem if a filmed play does little to accommodate the demands of cinema. Few sensible people unaw(...)

La La Land cinematography  award winner Linus Sandgren with Ewen Bremner and Kelly Macdonald at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Photograph: Reuters

As expected, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, a sunny Hollywood musical, won best film at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) movie a(...)

Ryan Gosling in La La Land, which as been nominated for an almost unprecedented 14 Oscars, including Best Actor and Picture.

There are regular complaints about the Oscar nominations proving too predictable, and this year is no exception. Still, many of the categories will ki(...)

French film My Life as a Zucchini, which is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Film

The Oscars will be handed out at a February 26th ceremony in Hollywood hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Here are the nominations: Best Picture Arrival, Fen(...)

La La Land looks likely to be the first original film musical to win best picture since Gigi in 1958

Well, here we are again. On Tuesday at lunchtime — a little later in the year than usual — we will learn the 2017 Oscar nominations. There will be so(...)

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz hold their awards at the annual Golden Globes awards ceremony. Photograph: Mike Nelson/EPA

Damien Chazelle’s romantic musical La La Land pushed all competitors into the dust at the Golden Globes awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Sadly, (...)

Suicide Squad: Each hyper-being possesses a special talent, a globule of humanising back-story and a name more suited to a Mexican wrestler

Have you not heard? The DC universe is “darker” than its primary-coloured Marvel equivalent. All those who endured the murky sludge that was Batman V (...)

All hail jail Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks and Adrienne C Moore in  the new series of Orange is the New Black. Photograph: Netflix

“I do not like where this is headed,” Big Boo declares in the trailer for Orange Is the New Black’s new season. “You know the difference between pa(...)

Idris Elba holds his two Screen Actors Guild awards  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV,” Idris Elba joked on stage after winning twice at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where minority (...)

The cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’ pose with their awards including Outstanding Drama Series. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA.

HBO shows Game of Thrones and Veep won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards for the first time on Sunday, bringing a breath of fresh air to television(...)

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