Ben Whishaw

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Why Women Talking should win the best picture Oscar
Let’s be real: its nomination for best movie was the win. But Sarah Polley’s film is predicated on action, a #MeToo film that questions with the aim of moving forward

Adrian Horton

02, Mar, 2023 @10:18 AM

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Ben Whishaw: ‘Maybe Hugh Grant and I could fight in Bridget Jones: The Musical’
The actor on his grandfather’s mysterious life as a spy, the revolutionary nature of Shakespeare – and the hours he spent studying a horse

As told to Rich Pelley

16, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Women Talking review – a stellar ensemble energises Sarah Polley’s timeless parable​
The Canadian director’s finely balanced drama about the abuse, secrets and shame of an isolated religious community boasts wonderfully nuanced performances, yet the real action lies in its knotty central argument

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

12, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Women Talking review – ensemble drama forefronts female experience of violence
This important film tells the story of a community battered by rape and patriarchal ideas, as a mainly female cast debate the repercussions of brutality

Peter Bradshaw

09, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Post your questions for Ben Whishaw
Whether you want to know about kitting out James Bond or sinking his claws into Paddington Bear, Britain’s most likable actor is here to tell all

Rich Pelley

26, Jan, 2023 @4:36 PM

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Passages review – Ira Sachs excels with thorny love triangle drama
The writer-director makes a return to form with an explicit, emotionally bruising film about a bisexual narcissist

Benjamin Lee in Park City, Utah

24, Jan, 2023 @6:52 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2022: No 10 – This Is Going to Hurt
Former doctor Adam Kay’s tale of an arrogant gynaecologist struggling in an NHS hospital was shocking, hilarious – and revealed a horrifying truth

Alexi Duggins

08, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Kremlin by the Cam and recruiting in a gay cruising ground: Ungentle’s secret history of sex and spying
Ben Whishaw guides us through a rich, beautifully filmed tour of two covert and overlapping worlds of Britain’s recent past

Adrian Searle

16, Sep, 2022 @4:05 PM

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Women Talking review – Sarah Polley’s moving Mennonite #MeToo drama
Toronto film festival: The actor turned director brings strong performances from a talky female ensemble, including Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

09, Sep, 2022 @1:54 PM

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TV tonight: what happens when we radically simplify our lives?
Find out the answer to that question in The Simpler Life with Prof Barry Schwartz. Plus: celebrities get baking for charity. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Henry Wong and Alexi Duggins

22, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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This Is Going to Hurt disrespectful to women? No it isn’t | Letter
Letter: Driving the book and the script is a commitment to do justice to people’s experiences and lives, writes Val Walsh


25, Feb, 2022 @4:50 PM

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The week in TV: This Is Going to Hurt; Chloe; Inventing Anna; Starstruck
Adam Kay’s medical black comedy tempers gore with nuance; two social media imposters go head to head; and Rose Matafeo returns with more easy Starstruck charms

Barbara Ellen

13, Feb, 2022 @9:30 AM

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