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TV tonight: Brassic is back for more brilliantly daft hijinks
Joe Gilgun’s Vinnie is out of prison, but a detective with a grudge is waiting for him. Plus, 28 Up: Millennium Generation. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

06, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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David Oyelowo: 'Nowhere on Earth has been better at covering up racism than Great Britain'
The actor is tired of talking about race, but the trolling of his latest film shows why he still has to. He talks religion, the secret of his happy marriage – and why he worried he had failed the legacy of Martin Luther King

Simon Hattenstone

16, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Common: 'I wanted to be the dopest. Then I found a higher purpose'
He got his start in the era of gangsta rap and admits to a ‘bros before hoes’ attitude early in his career. So how did the Chicagoan become one of conscious rap’s strongest voices?

Lola Adesioye

03, Sep, 2019 @3:20 PM

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Is the Favourite historically accurate?
The once stuffy genre has been given a reboot, with emotional truth as important as historical fidelity

Ellen E Jones

02, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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David Oyelowo: ‘We don't give black and brown actors the chance to fail’
A new BBC documentary explores race and Hollywood in the wake of Moonlight’s Oscar win. The actor, along with other film-makers, asks whether that moment actually made a difference

Jack Seale

20, Oct, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Cuba Gooding Jr: ‘I had 10 years in the wilderness’
Life was all private jets and limos after his Oscar win. Then came a decade of bad roles and flop films. Now, he’s making up for lost time

Steve Rose

31, Mar, 2018 @8:30 AM

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A Wrinkle in Time: weird science and giant Oprah – discuss with spoilers
Disney’s family fantasy is based on a 1962 novel and centres on a mixed-race girl who is mad about science and travels alien worlds. Has it hit the right note?

Steve Rose

26, Mar, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Samuel L Jackson criticises casting of black British actors in American films
Actor wonders what ‘an American brother’ would have brought to Get Out and Selma instead of Daniel Kaluuya and David Oyelowo

Gwilym Mumford

08, Mar, 2017 @2:33 PM

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Ava DuVernay on the legacy of slavery: ‘The sad truth is that some minds will not be changed’
DuVernay’s last film, Selma, was overlooked at the Oscars. Her documentary 13th, which links Trump-era America to its racist past, is a hot favourite to win an award

John Patterson

06, Feb, 2017 @7:34 PM

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Selma is 100% historically accurate but Imitation Game just 41.4%, says study
A scene-by-scene analysis of recent Oscar contenders by data site Information is Beautiful gives full marks for historical accuracy to Martin Luther King biopic

Catherine Shoard

28, Nov, 2016 @1:09 PM

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13th: Ava DuVernay offers up a devastating history of black America
The Selma director explores race and incarceration with a powerful and timely documentary

Charlie Lyne

08, Oct, 2016 @8:00 AM

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David Oyelowo in Toronto: 'It's absolutely inexcusable female directors are marginalised'
The actor, who has two films directed by women premiering at Tiff, also attacks British period films for not featuring black characters and says he will always ‘be an advocate for diversity’

Nigel M Smith

10, Sep, 2016 @8:08 AM

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