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TV tonight: the scandalous Anne Boleyn and her family go about their business
The second episode of the documentary drama picks up 17 years into Henry VIII’s reign. Plus: jazz at the BBC Proms. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Hannah Verdier, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

20, Aug, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Nicole Kidman: 'I’m always astounded at the harsh way in which women are judged'
The actor opens up about her good-cop-gone-bad role, working with Meryl Streep on Big Little Lies, and carving a path for the next generation

Alexandra Spring

27, Mar, 2019 @11:04 PM

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How today's female directors broke out of 'movie jail'
Not one woman was nominated for this year’s best director Oscar. But some of the hottest forthcoming movies are female-led – so has gender discrimination in the industry been busted?

Steve Rose

31, Jan, 2019 @1:02 PM

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Mary Queen of Scots fails to smash Glass ceiling at UK box office
M Night Shyamalan’s superhero caper holds off competition from Saoirse Ronan’s royal, while bad cop Nicole Kidman can’t get arrested

Charles Gant

29, Jan, 2019 @1:14 PM

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Destroyer review – Kidman’s bad cop blows them away
Karyn Kusama’s tense cop thriller, powered by a terrific performance from Nicole Kidman, flips traditional gender roles to spectacular effect

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

27, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Vice to John Ruskin, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

25, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Destroyer review – Nicole Kidman gets tough as a cop on the skids | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
In a smart and utterly absorbing performance, Kidman transforms her appearance to play an LA detective brutalised by her work undercover

Peter Bradshaw

23, Jan, 2019 @3:00 PM

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What's not to love? The new wave of 'unlikable' women in film
From Olivia Colman in The Favourite to Nicole Kidman in Destroyer, a wave of female characters are challenging what makes a woman ‘likable’

Anne Billson

11, Jan, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Changing face: how Nicole Kidman gets under the skin in Destroyer
As a hard-boiled detective with a radically altered face, the Oscar-winner’s latest role is getting heralded as a major transformation but it’s far more than stunt casting

Guy Lodge

04, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Nicole Kidman: ‘To hear women being believed makes me cry’
With Big Little Lies becoming a catalyst for the #MeToo movement, and her pledge to further the feminist cause in Hollywood, the actor explains how she plans to let her work do the talking

Tim Adams

02, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Enter the Destroyer: the rise of the feminist detective
Two new films aim to break the cinematic dominance of the male cop, whose taciturn, violence-prone profiles have been off limits to women for decades

Elena Lazic

14, Sep, 2018 @3:09 PM

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Destroyer review – Nicole Kidman transforms for bitter noir dirge
The Oscar winner takes on the role of a tortured detective in a grimy LA-set thriller that skirts around intriguing ideas but fails to pack a punch

Benjamin Lee

11, Sep, 2018 @9:15 PM

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