Elle Fanning

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Move over, The Crown! Why The Great is the racy royal drama you need to watch
With its punchy scripts and feminist gaze, the subversive period drama has become a word-of-mouth hit. As it returns, stars Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult talk racy Russians, randy frogs – and the weird things they’ve robbed off the set

Hollie Richardson

26, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The week in TV: The Great; A Discovery of Witches; Staged; Death in Paradise; Winter Walks
All hail a rollicking, occasionally true history of Catherine the Great, Sky’s spooky Elizabethan gem, and the simple pleasures of a quiet winter walk

Euan Ferguson

10, Jan, 2021 @9:30 AM

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TV tonight: Elle Fanning's Catherine the Great
Fanning stars alongside Nicholas Hoult in this fun tale of Russian royalty. Plus: David Attenborough’s A Perfect Planet begins. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

03, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The best films of 2020 ... that you haven't seen
From a gentrification drama to a convention-defying crime thriller, Guardian writers pick their favourite underappreciated films of the year

Charles Bramesco, Jordan Hoffman, Peter Bradshaw, Guy Lodge, Pamela Hutchinson, Beatrice Loayza, Radheyan Simonpillai, Benjamin Lee, Adrian Horton and Andrew Pulver

29, Dec, 2020 @9:15 AM

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The Roads Not Taken review – Sally Potter's poetic vision of mental illness
Javier Bardem stars in Potter’s moving film inspired by her younger brother’s rare form of early onset dementia

Simran Hans

13, Sep, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The Roads Not Taken review – painful chapters in writer's life
In Sally Potter’s sad drama, Javier Bardem gives a fervent performance as an author plagued by the past after he suffers a stroke

Peter Bradshaw

11, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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History remixed: the rise of the anachronistic female lead
The lives of women from history, from Catherine the Great to Shirley Jackson, are being brought to the screen with a radical focus on character over facts

Adrian Horton

04, Jun, 2020 @3:54 PM

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A Rainy Day in New York review – Woody Allen romance is a damp squib | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Bad weather leads to adventure as young lovers Timothée Chalamet and Elle Fanning take a trip to Manhattan

Peter Bradshaw

04, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The Great review – gleefully garish new series from The Favourite writer
Created by Oscar nominee Tony McNamara, a retelling of Catherine the Great extends the film’s sharp, anachronistic absurdity into a patchy 10-hour series

Adrian Horton

13, May, 2020 @7:54 PM

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All the Bright Places review – teen charm can't lift maudlin Netflix drama
Elle Fanning and Justice Smith make for a likable pair in a YA romance that tries, uneasily, to cover issues of suicide, mental illness and grief

Benjamin Lee

28, Feb, 2020 @8:01 AM

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Willem Dafoe and Hillary Clinton to attend Berlin film festival
Dafoe stars in Abel Ferrara’s Siberia in a competition that beats out Cannes and Venice for female directors, while a documentary about Clinton shows outside the main lineup

Andrew Pulver

29, Jan, 2020 @3:25 PM

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil review – panto fun is missing in action
Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer and Elle Fanning do their best to justify a second revisionist fairytale, but CGI battles replace narrative clarity

Peter Bradshaw

15, Oct, 2019 @1:00 PM

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