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LFF review: ‘Joy’ reveals the brutal, inhuman world of modern-day slavery

Movies

LFF review: ‘Joy’ reveals the brutal, inhuman world of modern-day slavery

by Lucy Scholes

Sudabeh Mortezai’s film depicts the dog eat dog world of human trafficking.
Brexit Crunch Week: Day Two Update

Politics

Brexit Crunch Week: Day Two Update

by Matthew d'Ancona

If ever there was a week in which plain speaking was required, it's this one. Here are a few tips to get you through it.
Charting the power of black music

Photography

Charting the power of black music

by Olive Pometsey

Photographer Alexis Chabala is celebrating pioneering black artists with ‘The Influence Project’, a series of images that highlight their contributions to music.
LFF review: ‘Wild Rose’ is a celebration of the emancipating power of music

Movies

LFF review: ‘Wild Rose’ is a celebration of the emancipating power of music

by Matthew d'Ancona

Tom Harper’s film is more similar to ‘The Commitments’ than Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’.
Barbican’s ‘Modern Couples’ brings female artists out from their partners’ shadows

Art

Barbican’s ‘Modern Couples’ brings female artists out from their partners’ shadows

by Zoe Whitfield

With feminist undertones, this exhibition is less about the couples and more about the art of women.
LFF review: Nicole Kidman’s delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in ‘Destroyer’

Movies

LFF review: Nicole Kidman’s delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in ‘Destroyer’

by Lucy Scholes

Karyn Kusama’s film gives Kidman the chance to be damaged and dangerous in a way that usually only men are allowed to be.
My Bi Life

Television

My Bi Life

by Nichi Hodgson

As TV shows 'The Bisexual' and 'The Bi Life' make their way onto mainstream television, our writer reflects on her life as a bisexual.
LFF review: ‘Non-Fiction’ is both superficially chic and deeply intelligent

Movies

LFF review: ‘Non-Fiction’ is both superficially chic and deeply intelligent

by Lucy Scholes

Olivier Assayas' film couldn't be more French if it tried.
Important post: the Editor breaks his silence on Ariana and Pete

Social

Important post: the Editor breaks his silence on Ariana and Pete

by Matthew d'Ancona

The couple have reportedly called off their engagement, but don't underestimate their individual staying power.
LFF review: BBC1’s ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ is luxuriously cinematic

Television

LFF review: BBC1’s ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ is luxuriously cinematic

by Lucy Scholes

Park Chan-wook's television adaptation of John le Carré’s novel is worthy of being viewed in a theatre.
Brexit is about to get serious. Brace for impact

Politics

Brexit is about to get serious. Brace for impact

by Matthew d'Ancona

Although the statistics and technocratic minutiae can be bewildering, we musn't forget that what is at stake is elemental.
Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ is spellbinding cinema

Movies

Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ is spellbinding cinema

by Matthew d'Ancona

The highly anticipated film is nothing short of a masterpiece.
LFF review: Christina Choe’s ‘Nancy’ is eerily watchable

Movies

LFF review: Christina Choe’s ‘Nancy’ is eerily watchable

by Matthew d'Ancona

With Andrea Riseborough in the titular role, this film is full of nervous energy.
LFF review: ‘Beautiful Boy’ shows us that anyone can fall victim to addiction

Movies

LFF review: ‘Beautiful Boy’ shows us that anyone can fall victim to addiction

by Olive Pometsey

Timothée Chalamet's nuanced performance reminds us that recovery can't be bought with privilege.
Does Beto O’Rourke stand a chance?

Politics

Does Beto O’Rourke stand a chance?

by Alex Hannaford

A breath of fresh air in US politics, he could become the first Democratic candidate to win over Texas in 24 years.
LFF review: ‘Styx’ is some of the most captivating cinema I’ve ever seen

Movies

LFF review: ‘Styx’ is some of the most captivating cinema I’ve ever seen

by Lucy Scholes

Wolfgang Fischer's film is a stroke of genius.
LFF review: ‘Out of Blue’ is frustratingly clichéd

Movies

LFF review: ‘Out of Blue’ is frustratingly clichéd

by Lucy Scholes

Is it possible to make an original noir anymore?
Weekend Watch: Une si jolie petite plage

Movies

Weekend Watch: Une si jolie petite plage

by James Oliver

Set in a rundown seaside town, this film might seem dreary, but makes the case for Yves Allégret as a major director.