John Boyega

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‘I make dreams come true’ – the star-maker who shot Letitia Wright, John Boyega and more to glory
As Wright pulls on the Black Panther catsuit, we meet Femi Oguns, whose acting school for black Brits – started two decades ago with a handful of flyers – is now Hollywood’s go-to talent hotspot

Steve Rose

09, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The Woman King review – Viola Davis leads the line in stirring warrior tale
Davis is the general of an elite team of female fighters, based on the Agojie of 19th-century west Africa, as colonialists seek to exploit tribal conflict

Peter Bradshaw

04, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Woman King review – a thunderously cinematic good time
Magnificent Viola Davis heads Gina Prince-Bythewood’s ass-kicking, thought-provoking epic inspired by a real-life all-female army

Wendy Ide

01, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Darling, you were dreadful! The best and worst big-screen performances of all time
What makes cinema acting great – or awful? As Harry Styles raises eyebrows in two new films, our film critics name the portrayals that really blew them away

Guardian film critics

23, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Woman King review – Viola Davis rules over rousing action epic
Toronto film festival: The Oscar winner leads a strong ensemble of Black women in a robustly entertaining drama about 19th century female warriors

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

10, Sep, 2022 @5:55 PM

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892 (aka Breaking) review – John Boyega holds together by-the-book hostage drama
A sensitive lead performance helps lift an empathetic yet often cliched retelling of a troubled veteran who holds up a bank in a dire moment of need

Peter Bradshaw

21, Jan, 2022 @8:25 PM

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Naked Singularity review – John Boyega offers fig leaf for bizarre legal drama
The actor toils as a crusading lawyer but not even the looming apocalypse can inject this strange film with excitement

Cath Clarke

29, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sundance 2022: Lena Dunham, John Boyega and Emma Thompson lead lineup
A return to in-person screenings for the Utah festival brings a much-anticipated mixture of dramatic and documentary features

Benjamin Lee

09, Dec, 2021 @8:00 PM

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John Boyega exits Netflix movie mid-shoot for ‘family reasons’
The actor has left thriller Rebel Ridge halfway through production, which is now being paused so his role can be recast

Benjamin Lee

03, Jun, 2021 @7:04 PM

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TV stars and fans to appear as holograms at Bafta awards
Public can sign up for the chance to line the red carpet and meet their favourite actors

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

30, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Hear me out: why Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending unloved films is a defense of JJ Abrams’s troubled sci-fi sequel

Jordan Hoffman

15, Mar, 2021 @2:04 PM

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Racist trolls may think they own Star Wars, but the saga's diversity issues are not cut and dried
The social media harassment of Kelly Marie Tran was abominable, but it’s not fair to say that racism is baked into the epic franchise’s core

Ben Child

05, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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