Brendan Fraser in The Whale.
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The queer fat man’s body at the heart of The Whale is an image sorely lacking from the screen – as an expert in men and masculinity on film explains.
Damien Chazelle’s new film Babylon has both relevance and resonance today.
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The classical music industry has especially high numbers of people drawn from private wealth and educational privilege
Oscar nominees Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis in the film Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Ageism is pervasive and these women are still exceptions in society.
Tár muddles fact in with its fiction, creating a skewed impression of a conductor’s power.
Actor Ricardo Darín, left, and director Santiago Mitre pose at the Golden Globe Awards after “Argentina, 1985” won Best Motion Picture in a Non-English Language.
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Several films have portrayed violence and fear under Argentina’s most recent dictatorship, but the Oscar-nominated ‘Argentina, 1985’ is the first to explore the trial that brought junta leaders to justice.
Could the pugnacious writer ever have imagined that he would one day become a cult hero?
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Is the writer’s appeal less about the power and complexity of his prose, and more about the view of him as a perennial underdog?
Readers reports, scripts and selected photographs. From top left Garland Anderson, Una Marson and Isabel Cooley who appeared in the ethnic Players Theatre Guild productions of Anna Lucasta.
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Theatre censorship laws stifled Black playwrights for more than 200 years – here’s what we found in the archive.
A complicated look at power and abuse in classical music.
How Chaucer’s medieval Wife of Bath continues to make her voice heard
Pádraic (Colin Farrell) with his companion, Jenny the little donkey.
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Award season favourite The Banshees of Inisherin is a compelling exploration of justice and the chaotic extremes some will go to to get it.
Bringing colour and emotional depth, Baunbach’s adaptation is a good companion to DeLillo’s searing novel.
There’s a lot of sequels and reboots to look forward to in 2023.
Ross in Friends dressed as the Holiday Aramdillo telling the story of Hanukkah.
You’ll likely spot a hanukkiah, which has become a shortcut to identify Jewishness.
A coffin made to resemble a mermaid at a Ga funeral. The Ga people live along the southeast coast of Ghana.
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These literary works ask readers to rethink the histories of these half-human sea creatures and their role in society today.
The underwater scenes of Avatar’s sequel make for the film’s most enjoyable moments.
Fans hoping to find an incisive message about the climate crisis in the Avatar sequel will be disappointed, as a geopolitical climate expert explains.
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The film meticulously details the day-to-day life of a widow and her son.
The film’s Lady Chatterley and her Mellors have an easier path to love than their literary counterparts.
D.H. Lawrence’s book is a seething commentary on class, exposing his fears for Britain’s future. But the film is a romantic period drama.
Ralph Fiennes (centre) plays The Menu’s mad Chef Slowick.
A despotic chef reveals the theatre, terror and class divides of haute cuisine.
Florence Pugh stars in The Wonder.
As the trend for “heroin chic” returns to runways, new Netflix film The Wonder takes aim at our fascination with disordered eating.