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Lin-Manuel Miranda: ‘Doing Hamilton every night saved me. It kept my head from getting off the swivel’
When his Broadway show became a global phenomenon, the rigours of daily performance kept the actor and songwriter grounded. Then Disney and Hollywood came calling. Now, the ‘musical theatre fanboy’ has returned to his first love

Emma Brockes

20, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Disney fans like their princesses like their coffee: hot, skinny and white | Bidisha
Disney reaches a huge, young audience that is internalising ideals of white supremacy and sexualisation, says the author Bidisha

Bidisha

03, Jul, 2018 @9:41 AM

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Moana; Allied; Snowden; One More Time With Feeling and more – review
Disney’s uplifting Polynesian adventure beats Robert Zemeckis’s wartime caper, while Oliver Stone makes a hash of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s story

Guy Lodge

02, Apr, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Beauty and the Beast magic helps UK box office survive the spring sunshine
Not even the weather could stop the family-friendly fairytale, but the outlook was less bright for CHiPs, The Lost City of Z and Jake Gyllenhaal sci-fi Life

Charles Gant

28, Mar, 2017 @1:47 PM

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Will Moonlight beat La La land? Our final Oscars 2017 awards predictions
The Academy Awards take place in Hollywood tonight – and you can follow all the action from 11pm GMT on theguardian.com. But first, it’s time for us to put our money where our mouth is

Guardian Film

27, Feb, 2017 @1:04 AM

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How real is the image of the wise and loving grandparent?
Movies are full of mellow, nurturing grandparents, but today’s actual ones are just as likely to be off on cruises as quietly doing the babysitting

Tim Lott

03, Feb, 2017 @1:29 PM

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UK box office still in love with Oscars darling La La Land
Damien Chazelle’s musical paean to Hollywood outshines James McAvoy in Split and Vin Diesel’s return as action hero Xander Cage

Charles Gant

24, Jan, 2017 @5:21 PM

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Moana might be great for representation but it's not all heartwarming for Hawaii | Tina Grandinetti
Cultural authenticity makes for terrific marketing – and the film is just one of the Polynesian products Disney is selling

Tina Grandinetti

12, Jan, 2017 @10:00 PM

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Rogue One storms past Fantastic Beasts into 2016 top spot at UK box office
The Harry Potter spinoff was knocked off course as the year’s top-grossing film in the final days of 2016, as Moana enjoys slow-burn success after a shaky opening

Charles Gant

04, Jan, 2017 @10:52 AM

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Moana is a rare and wonderful celebration of the Pacific islands – this movie is us | Madeleine Chapman
Disney’s latest animated blockbuster stirs up a sense of proud familiarity, but it also educates the world on the beauty and troubles facing the south Pacific

Madeleine Chapman

23, Dec, 2016 @3:30 AM

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Boxing Day films in Australia: our pick of the festive releases
Is Disney’s Moana worth forking out for in 3D? Does A United Kingdom deliver a grand romance? Should you check out Red Dog’s origin story? All these questions answered and more

Stephanie Convery, Steph Harmon and Elle Hunt

21, Dec, 2016 @12:22 AM

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Rogue One opens well in the UK – but not quite as well as Fantastic Beasts
Star Wars spin-off claims biggest opening of the year as rereleased James Stewart classic It’s a Wonderful Life crashes back into the festive chart

Charles Gant

20, Dec, 2016 @5:03 PM

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