Sorry to Bother You

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Lakeith Stanfield: ‘I don’t hold anything back’
Imagination, energy and a surrealist streak have made Lakeith Stanfield one of Hollywood’s most unusual – and sought-after – stars. Here, he talks about his toughest role yet

Tim Lewis

28, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Kate Berlant: 'There's a connection between being psychic and improv'
She’s had small roles in hipster thriller Search Party and the new Tarantino movie but comedy is Berlant’s first love. Why? Because it’s ‘a place of terror’

Brian Logan

02, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Culture’s race war: 'Blackness is something to consume but not engage with'
From Dave to Green Book, artists and the art they create are too often critiqued for being ‘too black’ or ‘not black enough’

Hannah J Davies

16, Mar, 2019 @6:59 AM

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No such thing as bad publicity: five ways to win an Oscar in 2019
The endless party-going and hoop-jumping tactics involved in Academy success

Steve Rose

16, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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My Oscar goes to... Our film critics reveal their personal shortlists
Ahead of the official Academy nominations, the Observer’s critics pick their own winners

Mark Kermode, Wendy Ide, Simran Hans and Guy Lodge

20, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Ralph Breaks the Internet hangs on as Redford's swansong makes UK box office debut
The Old Man & the Gun shoots into the Top 10 but family-friendly animations dominate the top of the chart

Charles Gant

11, Dec, 2018 @2:21 PM

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And the 2018 Braddies go to … Peter Bradshaw's films of the year
Guardian Film’s official best of the year list – voted for by a panel of reviewers, writers and editors - is into the final furlong. Meanwhile, here are our chief critic’s personal picks

Peter Bradshaw

10, Dec, 2018 @10:08 AM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Mariah Carey to Modern Couples, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Mark Cook and Lyndsey Winship

07, Dec, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Sorry to Bother You review – white privilege gets a wacky wake-up call
Lakeith Stanfield plays a black call-centre worker whose fortunes improve when he adopts a ‘white voice’ in Boots Riley’s cheerfully anarchic satire

Peter Bradshaw

06, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The 50 best movies of 2018 in the US: the full list
A heartfelt Mexican drama leads our critics’ pick of the top films released in America this year – adding to tales about off-grid survival, toxic relationships, confused schoolkids and game-changing superheroes

04, Dec, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Boots Riley: ‘In film, the more personal you get, the more universal you get’
The musician turned director discusses how firsthand experience, and having Dave Eggers as a fan, shaped his hit debut movie, Sorry to Bother You

Killian Fox

25, Nov, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Is Lakeith Stanfield the coolest actor of 2018?
He’s the sharp-dressing eccentric who’s appeared in landmark films and TV shows, from Get Out to Atlanta. So why is he Hollywood’s ultimate outsider?

Steve Rose

23, Nov, 2018 @8:00 AM

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