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Slaves, nannies, and maids: Oscars value women of colour – in subservient roles
For non-white actors, an award nomination seems to depend on whether the role is deserving of white pity – making recent diversity moves look pathetic

Beatrice Loayza

14, Jan, 2020 @12:19 PM

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1917's Golden Globes glory fair reward for thrilling and distinguished work
Sam Mendes’s first world war film, not widely tipped beforehand, is a worthy winner for its immersive audacity and technical brilliance

Peter Bradshaw

06, Jan, 2020 @7:44 AM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the US: the full list
Our pick of the top films released in the US this year brings a shocking class war, tearjerking breakups, war, glamour, horror and everything in between. Tell us your favourites too

20, Dec, 2019 @1:50 PM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: the full list
Our pick of the year’s top movies released in the UK reveals the end of an era, painful breakups, festive families, horrors both real and imagined, and heroes of many kinds

20, Dec, 2019 @9:36 AM

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Harriet review – thrilling drama about the abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Cynthia Erivo stars in this belated but thrilling biopic of the abolitionist Harriet Tubman

Simran Hans

24, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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How Cynthia Erivo took the US by storm – with a little help from Aretha and Oprah
The British star of Harriet, the new biopic of the great slave-turned-emancipator Harriet Tubman, Erivo first conquered Broadway – and now has Hollywood at her feet

Steve Rose

22, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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'No one will know the difference': studio wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman
The screenwriter of new biopic Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo, has revealed an executive proposed Roberts to play the slave turned abolitionist

Catherine Shoard

20, Nov, 2019 @12:39 PM

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