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BlacKkKlansman review – Spike Lee’s return to form?

The film may be based on an outrageous true story, but little will prepare you for Spike Lee's polemical parallels between the 1970s and the current state of America

Ant-Man and the Wasp review – the best comedies come in...

After the cosmic scale of Avengers: Infinity War, Paul Rudd brings Marvel's latest entry back down to size

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ – the best action film of...

The summer blockbuster is back on Cruise control, as Ethan Hunt attempts to save the world for a sixth time

‘Whitney’ is a documentary in search of its lost soul

Whitney Houston's turbulent life is rendered conventionally in Kevin Macdonald's new documentary

Spotlight: Donald Glover

Donald Glover makes the uncomfortable popular

The past is the future of TV

Reviving your favourite shows is no easy feat, but that's not stopping many networks from trying...

Predicting the most unpredictable Oscars ceremony in years

The 90th Academy Awards features an incredible list of nominees, which makes it nearly impossible to argue what should or will win...

Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s finest film yet

Daniel Day-Lewis' cinematic swan song as a 1950's fashion designer is simply stunning

The Shape of Water – an odd romance makes perfect sense

Jonnie Barrow finds many parallels to modern issues despite The Shape of Water's period setting

Downsizing review – ‘leaving the audience more bored than scintillated’

Alexander Payne's latest film loses its way between its big ideas and its tiny characters

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‘No Offence’ and ‘Antinuous: Boy Made God’ at the Ashmolean

A review of the museum's latest exhibitions which are dedicated to telling LGBTQ+ stories

Fandom: democracy or tyranny?

Hollywood's decisions have become increasingly determined by internet fandoms

70% of students only drink to fit in, says NUS survey

Almost half of the survey’s participants claimed that prior to starting university they had a perception that students spent most of their time getting drunk.

Oxford ranked as Britain’s least socially inclusive university

Just one in ten students at Oxford view themselves as working class while over 60% of students went to a private or grammar school.

Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities