Olivia Cooke and Tom Bateman in Vanity Fair

We’ve had excellent female characters since the days of Chaucer, but these days it’s on the up. There’s the good (Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who), the (...)

Director Martin McDonough, Pete Czernin, Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand and Graham Broadbent with the Bafta for best film. Photogaph:  Ian West/PA

Best film WINNER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk The Shape of Water Best director WINNER: Guil(...)

A Woman’s Life

Stéphane Brizé’s marvellous adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s 1883 debut novel (Une Vie) centres on Jeanne (Judith Chemla), a young noblewoman who liv(...)

Wonder Woman

WONDER WOMAN ★★★ Directed by Patty Jenkins. Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya G(...)