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Keeping it real: Alia Shawkat, authenticity and diversity on screen

Keeping it real: Alia Shawkat, authenticity and diversity on screen

Her new film is a lesbian love story in which not all the performers are lesbians. So is the Arrested Development on the side of the angels or the demons?

  • by Karl Quinn

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Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

Our pick of what's showing on the big screen this week

  • by Jake Wilson
Fathers, sons and time: The life lesson at the heart of West of Sunshine

Fathers, sons and time: The life lesson at the heart of West of Sunshine

A hit at Venice, the delightful low-budget charmer comes home with a message about parenting we all should heed.

  • by Karl Quinn
American History X director casts robot as lead actor in new film
Robots

American History X director casts robot as lead actor in new film

The automation crisis has hit Hollywood, and it could see a robot up for acting trophies next awards season.

  • by Robert Moran
The Meg is 20 metres of big, dumb fun, and it's '100 per cent real'
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The Meg is 20 metres of big, dumb fun, and it's '100 per cent real'

The director of the oversized shark movie claims it is anchored in scientific truth. Yes, seriously.

  • by Karl Quinn
The Meg review: No love at first bite for dreary monster shark tale

The Meg review: No love at first bite for dreary monster shark tale

If there's any sense of menace in The Meg, it lies in the prospect that many more such films may be on the way.

  • by Jake Wilson
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Political correctness aside, Idris Elba would make a good Bond
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Political correctness aside, Idris Elba would make a good Bond

Making Elba the world's eighth Bond may be a politically correct choice, but it would also be the correct choice.

  • by Celia Walden
'Not an easy time': Chris Pratt stands by James Gunn after firing
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'Not an easy time': Chris Pratt stands by James Gunn after firing

The actor said he and his castmates have been "pretty clear" about how they feel.

Just another dystopian teen film hoping to be a franchise
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Movie reviews

Just another dystopian teen film hoping to be a franchise

The Darkest Minds feels too derivative of recent successes in the genre, like The Hunger Games and even Harry Potter.

  • by Sandra Hall
YouTube removes terrifying horror movie ad following complaints
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YouTube removes terrifying horror movie ad following complaints

The jump-scare ad for The Nun was so startling to many that YouTube have decided to take it down.

  • by Kristine Phillips
Courting controversy by casting against 'type'
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Courting controversy by casting against 'type'

Another Hollywood casting announcement has sparked another wave of controversy. Is it justified?

  • by Karl Quinn