Thandie Newton: We dont just need more black women in movies. We need intersectionality, now

Not all black people are men; not all women are white. Too often the distinct and different stories of women of colour are overlooked or erased I have been an actor for more than diversity in Hollywood? How many people of colour and women are enough? Does diversity sell? First it was: why are there […]

From La La Land to Jackie, women lead the way at this years Oscars

With a high number of female-led films, critics say Hollywood has turned the corner One person will almost certainly not be watching the global Academy Awards telecast: President Donald Trump. I think Film critics describe 2016 as an unusually buoyant year for women, even as much of America convulses with anxiety about gender rights under […]

Split still No 1 at US box office as A Dog’s Purpose scampers into second

James McAvoys bravura turn helped M Night Shyamalans film hold the top spot, while A Dogs Purpose dodged controversy and Resident Evil crept in M Night Shyamalans revival as a commercial force was underlined by the figures for his multiple-personality thriller A Dogs Purpose, which managed $18.4m (14.6m). Opinion remains divided as to whether the […]

Hidden Figures review black women Nasa boffin pic defies its formula

Following a pre-programmed trajectory marked #OscarsSoWhite, this biopic of the scientists behind John Glenns space flight is irresistably uplifting Nelson Mandelas death was announced at the London premiere of biopic Long Walk to Freedom. That film under-performed the death of the astronaut, aged 95. But while the reignition of interest in Mandela did not lead […]

Lupita Nyongo: Art is political in whatever way you slice it

Since 12 Years A Slave, the actor has landed roles in Star Wars and The Jungle Book and dined with the Obamas. Now shes playing the mother of a chess prodigy in Queen of Katwe Lupita Nyongo is, rumour suggests, a nightmare. Difficult. Cold. Prone to making heavy demands. She also quite famously won an […]