Tessa Thompson

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My streaming gem: why you should watch Sylvie’s Love
The latest in our series of under-appreciated films available to stream recalls 2020’s swoon-worthy throwback to 50s and 60s romances

Jordan Hoffman

14, Feb, 2022 @6:28 AM

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My award goes to... our film critics reveal their personal Oscars shortlists
Ahead of the official Academy nominations, Observer film critics pick their own favourites

Mark Kermode, Wendy Ide, Simran Hans, Guy Lodge

06, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Passing review – life is anything but black and white in Rebecca Hall’s smart period drama
Ruth Negga is magnetic in Hall’s adaptation of Nella Larsen’s story of race in 1920s Harlem

Simran Hans

30, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Passing review – Rebecca Hall’s stylish and subtle study of racial identity
Hall’s directing debut stars Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga as friends who are both ‘passing’ for what they are not in an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel

Peter Bradshaw

28, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Passing review – Rebecca Hall's elegant but inert directorial debut
The actor’s adaptation of Nella Larsen’s novel about race in 1920s Harlem features a scene-stealing Ruth Negga but a disappointing lack of verve

Benjamin Lee

31, Jan, 2021 @2:00 AM

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Sundance 2021: which films might break out this year?
From buzzy horrors to difficult dramas, this year’s low-key, mostly virtual festival offers a restricted yet intriguing selection

Benjamin Lee

28, Jan, 2021 @8:04 AM

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Sylvie's Love review – Tessa Thompson captivates in jazz-hot romance
Sparks fly between Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha in this glossy period melodrama set in 1950s Harlem

Simran Hans

03, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Sundance 2021: a low-key lineup announced for semi-virtual festival
Directorial debuts from Rebecca Hall and Robin Wright and documentaries about Covid-19 and wildfires to premiere at festival

Benjamin Lee

15, Dec, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Sylvie's Love review – heartfelt period romance is a thrilling throwback
Electric chemistry between Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha ignites this loving, lovely tribute to Hollywood melodramas

Benjamin Lee in Park City

28, Jan, 2020 @7:14 PM

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First transgender Marvel superhero coming 'very soon'
Kevin Feige says character will appear in a film currently being shot, while forthcoming The Eternals will feature deaf and gay superheroes

Catherine Shoard

02, Jan, 2020 @12:47 PM

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Stormzy makes cover of Time magazine as ‘next generation leader’
The rapper features alongside Greta Thunberg on the magazine’s annual list of young trailblazers

Laura Snapes

10, Oct, 2019 @4:32 PM

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Tessa Thompson: Valkyrie’s real superpower is coming out on screen | Rebecca Nicholson
Asgard has a new king in Thor: Love and Thunder – and she’s openly bisexual. Result

Rebecca Nicholson

27, Jul, 2019 @2:30 PM

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