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16 August 2018

Why shouldn’t straight actors play gay characters?

It’s called acting for a reason.

15 August 2018

Why Idris Elba shouldn’t play James Bond

Bond is a racist, sexist dinosaur. He is the antithesis of diversity.

23 July 2018

James Gunn: brought down by right-wing snowflakes

This depressing tale reminds us the right is no champion of free speech.

16 July 2018

Scarlett Johansson and the new cultural police

Why shouldn’t a ‘cis’ actress play a trans man?

26 June 2018

The philistine destruction of Johnny Depp

Rolling Stone’s hatchet job shows little understanding of what makes a great artist.

21 June 2018

Ocean’s 8: A Feminist Flop

The ‘gender-swap’ trend is shielding tired remakes from criticism.

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.