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Lightyear: Astronaut Tim Peake reveals five things films get right about space
Space

Lightyear: Astronaut Tim Peake reveals five things films get right about space

What do Lightyear, Gravity, Star Wars and Interstellar get right about the true experiences of astronauts?

Everything Went Fine: A right-to-die story that’s strangely life-affirming 
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Everything Went Fine: A right-to-die story that’s strangely life-affirming 

Despite the sombre subject matter, Everything Went Fine sparkes with wonderful moments of outré humour, writes Graeme Virtue

Lea Thompson: ‘I love that science fiction can use the future to talk about the present’
Film

Lea Thompson: ‘I love that science fiction can use the future to talk about the present’

The star of Back to the Future plays a prepper in a new romantic comedy, Unplugging – a role she says reflects the state of the world right now, where our reality is crazier than any fiction

The Big Issue 2022 festival guide
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The Big Issue 2022 festival guide

Outlander and A Discovery of Witches star Steven Cree: ‘These shows have the power to unite people’
TV

Outlander and A Discovery of Witches star Steven Cree: ‘These shows have the power to unite people’

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The Contractor review: Mindless title, mindful military thriller
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The Contractor review: Mindless title, mindful military thriller

What did we learn from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer on Star Wars day?
Streaming

What did we learn from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer on Star Wars day?

Downton Abbey: A New Era – ‘It’s got such a big heart, this movie’
TV

Downton Abbey: A New Era – ‘It’s got such a big heart, this movie’

How Anya Taylor-Joy cornered the Complex Female Character market
Film

How Anya Taylor-Joy cornered the Complex Female Character market

Benedetta review: an all-nuns-blazing tale of sex, sinners and unholy sisterhood
Film

Benedetta review: an all-nuns-blazing tale of sex, sinners and unholy sisterhood

Bertie Carvel on playing Donald Trump: ‘It’s going to be a huge success. I feel confident saying that to you.’
Theatre

Bertie Carvel on playing Donald Trump: ‘It’s going to be a huge success. I feel confident saying that to you.’

Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’
Music

Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’

The indefinable allure of Tom Burke
Film

The indefinable allure of Tom Burke

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The Worst Person in the World: A coming-of-age tale with a misleading title
Graeme Virtue

The Worst Person in the World: A coming-of-age tale with a misleading title

The directors of Lead Me Home want to bring the film’s homeless stars to the Oscars
Homelessness

The directors of Lead Me Home want to bring the film’s homeless stars to the Oscars

Richard Curtis backs The Big Exchange and urges people to make their money matter
Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis backs The Big Exchange and urges people to make their money matter

Mark Rylance: ‘There’s a loss of identity in England – who are we other than post-imperial bastards?’
Film

Mark Rylance: ‘There’s a loss of identity in England – who are we other than post-imperial bastards?’

Ali & Ava: Interracial romance is a balm of northern soul
Film

Ali & Ava: Interracial romance is a balm of northern soul

Holy Cow! It’s our best ever Batman countdown
Graeme Virtue

Holy Cow! It’s our best ever Batman countdown

As The Godfather turns 50, we remember Marlon Brando’s Oscars boycott
Film

As The Godfather turns 50, we remember Marlon Brando’s Oscars boycott

Flee proves that we truly are in a golden age of animation
Film

Flee proves that we truly are in a golden age of animation

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Evangeline Lilly: ‘If you lined up all the characters I’ve played, it would be hard to identify me’
Film

Evangeline Lilly: ‘If you lined up all the characters I’ve played, it would be hard to identify me’

Scream: The genre-defining meta movie refuses to be killed off
Film

Scream: The genre-defining meta movie refuses to be killed off

Sir Kenneth Branagh: ‘I relived many painful and beautiful days making Belfast’
Letter To My Younger Self

Sir Kenneth Branagh: ‘I relived many painful and beautiful days making Belfast’

Mass review: Compelling drama faces every parent’s worst nightmare head-on
Film review

Mass review: Compelling drama faces every parent’s worst nightmare head-on

‘We are turning into a corrupt country’: Jeremy Irons and Robert Harris on their new Netflix film
Film

‘We are turning into a corrupt country’: Jeremy Irons and Robert Harris on their new Netflix film

Actor Danielle Deadwyler: ‘The caring Black women do for community is motherhood beyond biology’
Film

Actor Danielle Deadwyler: ‘The caring Black women do for community is motherhood beyond biology’

Hollywood mourns Sir Sidney Poitier, ground-breaking Black actor and activist who has died at 94
Film

Hollywood mourns Sir Sidney Poitier, ground-breaking Black actor and activist who has died at 94

The films you need to see in 2022
Film

The films you need to see in 2022

Rebel Dykes: From activism to politics and sex, unheard lesbian stories hit the screen
LGBTQ+

Rebel Dykes: From activism to politics and sex, unheard lesbian stories hit the screen

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and its poignant discussion of homelessness
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and its poignant discussion of homelessness

tick, tick…BOOM! star Alexandra Shipp: ‘If I’m not challenging myself I’m not doing myself justice’
Film

tick, tick…BOOM! star Alexandra Shipp: ‘If I’m not challenging myself I’m not doing myself justice’

Priyanka Chopra enters the Matrix: ‘I love reading the speculations of the fans’
The Matrix Resurrections

Priyanka Chopra enters the Matrix: ‘I love reading the speculations of the fans’

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