Janelle Monae

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Antebellum review – the horrors of slavery repackaged as entertainment
Janelle Monáe stars in a lushly shot thriller that fails to justify its subject matter with anything resembling social commentary

Ellen E Jones

01, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Glorias review – Gloria Steinem biopic is a laughably shoddy mess
Julie Taymor’s film on the multiple life stages of the defining feminist turns what should be a fascinating character study into an embarrassing disaster

Adrian Horton

29, Sep, 2020 @5:23 AM

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Janelle Monáe: ‘What is a revolution without a song?’
From starring roles in Moonlight and Hidden Figures, to a genre-busting musical career, the actor and singer has always gone her own way

Emma Brockes

26, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Lizzo and Lil Nas X criticise Blackout Tuesday for obscuring protests
Musicians lead call for constructive response to share helpful information among those moved by George Floyd death, rather than posting millions of black squares

Laura Snapes

03, Jun, 2020 @10:56 AM

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The week in TV: Unprecedented; A House Through Time; The First Team; Space Force and more
Hats off to Headlong’s cracking series of short lockdown dramas. Elsewhere, Steve Carell fails to take off but Janelle Monáe enthrals

Euan Ferguson

31, May, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Capes, chainmail and kaftans … the first post-ballgown Oscars
Old Hollywood glamour – and the values its represented – gave way at this year’s Academy Awards to a new generation of fresh looks and powerful stances

Jess Cartner-Morley

10, Feb, 2020 @4:25 AM

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'Time to shine': Janelle Monáe celebrates diversity in Oscars opening number
In an over-the-top reworking of her song Come Alive, the Moonlight star and proud ‘black queer artist’ celebrated the women directors that the Academy Award nominations didn’t

Alex Needham

10, Feb, 2020 @2:00 AM

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War epics, airmen and young Sopranos: essential films for 2020
Daniel Craig bows out as Bond, the original Ghostbusters make a slimy return and Dickens gets a razor-sharp reboot – our preview of movie highlights this year

Peter Bradshaw

01, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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New rules: the destruction of the female pop role model
Somewhere between Britney and Billie Eilish, liberated by social media and their direct relationship with fans, millennial and Gen Z women claimed the right to be complicated pop auteurs

Laura Snapes

25, Nov, 2019 @1:12 PM

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Harriet review – thrilling drama about the abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Cynthia Erivo stars in this belated but thrilling biopic of the abolitionist Harriet Tubman

Simran Hans

24, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Work, work, work: Beyoncé's labour of liberation
Leading a creative revolution whose ripples were seen from Kanye to Donald Glover to Little Simz, Beyoncé consigned the idea of performers ‘sticking to the music’ to history

Tshepo Mokoena

19, Nov, 2019 @10:01 AM

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North Sea jazz festival review – all tastes catered for as old meets new
From Anita Baker to Abdullah Ibrahim, legends stole the show at the world’s largest indoor jazz festival

Ammar Kalia

24, Jul, 2019 @8:00 AM

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