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The hole at the heart of the new Star Wars films

Now they’ve managed to make even Han Solo seem boring.

Cannes is a celebration of diversity

Blanchett and pals’ sexism protests obscure the brilliant non-Western filmmaking on display.

21 May 2018

Entebbe: hijacked by political messaging

A new dramatisation of the Entebbe hijacking ignores its human dimension.

20 April 2018

The Square: a vicious satire on the new elite

Ruben Ostlund’s film brilliantly pricks the pretensions of Europe’s cultural set.

19 April 2018

Annihilation: a shimmering sci‑fi fairytale

Alex Garland’s Netflix film leaves the viewer with plenty to ponder.

10 April 2018

Molly Ringwald, you are wrong about The Breakfast Club

There is a serious philistinism in viewing culture through a #MeToo lens.

The grim racialism of ‘light-skinned privilege’

Obsessing over skin tone is the opposite of progressive.

9 March 2018

The creature from the feminist film-studies lecture

The Shape of Water is dampened by its unsubtle identity politics.

7 March 2018

What Martin McDonagh gets wrong about Missouri

Three Billboards indulges some pretty base stereotypes about country folk.

5 March 2018

Feminism: the Oscars’ must-have accessory

Will this celebrity self-righteousness ever end?