Meryl Streep

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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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Why Don’t Look Up should win the best picture Oscar
By laying bare the roots of human folly, Adam McKay’s fun parable shows how entertainment can generate enlightenment

David Cox

17, Mar, 2022 @8:26 AM

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Look away: why star-studded comet satire Don’t Look Up is a disaster | Charles Bramesco
Adam McKay’s celeb-packed Netflix comedy aims to be a farcical warning of climate change but broad potshots and a smug superiority tanks his message

Charles Bramesco

27, Dec, 2021 @7:05 AM

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‘I’m not just coasting along’: Nicole Kidman on fame, family and what keeps her awake at night
Nicole Kidman is one of Hollywood’s most brilliant stars, but her everyday concerns are familiar to all of us. She talks candidly about sleepless nights, melancholy moments and why she still has so much to get done

Eva Wiseman

26, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Adam McKay: ‘Leo sees Meryl as film royalty – he didn’t like seeing her with a lower back tattoo’
After politics in Vice and finance in The Big Short, director McKay is taking on the climate crisis in his star-studded ‘freakout’ satire Don’t Look Up

Steve Rose

13, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Don’t Look Up review – slapstick apocalypse according to DiCaprio and Lawrence
Adam McKay’s laboured satire challenges political indifference to looming comet catastrophe but misses out on the comedy

Peter Bradshaw

08, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Margaret Atwood and JM Coetzee demand release of jailed Iranian writers
A letter by PEN America, signed by dozens of high-profile writers and artistic figures, calls for Baktash Abtin, Keyvan Bajan, and Reza Khandan Mahabadi to be acquitted

Alison Flood

29, Sep, 2021 @4:17 PM

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Death Becomes Her: Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn's schlocky pursuit of eternal youth
Two hyper-competitive frenemies seek the help of the dark arts to stay young in Robert Zemeckis’s 1992 comedy that became a cult classic

Nathania Gilson

08, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Prime: indulge in Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman's ultra 2000s cross-faith romcom
Cheesy, PG-rated and unexpectedly moving, Prime is the kind of film that doubles as both comfort watch and thoughtful provocation

Ying-Di Yin

02, Feb, 2021 @1:30 AM

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Let Them All Talk review – haughty Meryl Streep is queen of the high seas
Tensions arise between a celebrated writer and her coterie aboard a transatlantic liner in Steven Soderbergh’s charming but unfocused drama

Peter Bradshaw

03, Dec, 2020 @5:00 PM

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The Prom review – is Ryan Murphy's musical the first film of the Biden era?
Taste the treacle as Nicole Kidman’s Broadway liberals rebuke a rural high school – and learn a few things about themselves

Peter Bradshaw

01, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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For One Knight Only: what we learned about Judi, Maggie, Ian and Derek in their Zoom knees-up
In an event for the theatrical charity Acting for Others, Dench, Smith, McKellen and Jacobi spoke about their highs and lows, superstitions and acting tips

Chris Wiegand

30, Nov, 2020 @9:37 AM

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