Category: Culture Watch

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What kind of international woman is Miss Sloane

What does this star-studded drama do for gender roles?

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Black cinema shows what we should not forget

Two months ago I was standing on Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, USA, and I was contemplating the bloody history contained within its short metal span. The name...

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Moana looks to the past for strength

Breaking with tradition, Disney’s newest animated movie for families is not set in the pale-skinned world of Frozen or Cinderella. At cinemas from Boxing Day, Moana is...

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First contact, trolls and the art of war

Press play below to check out expert reviews on some of the most notable releases at cinemas and on the small screen. The Big Picture’s Ben McEachen weighs up...

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The secret to success is…

Want to get ahead? No, do you want to make it really, really big? Here’s how… Join the Big Picture team every week, as film reviewer Ben McEachen and...

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What are you looking at

A husband’s violent grief. A queen’s faith. A robot’s emotions. What are you looking at this week? When it comes to the wide world of screen time, let...

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Tom Cruise wants justice

The biggest new releases at cinemas have been watched and weighed up by The Big Picture team. Is the No. 1 movie at cinemas, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, a top tale of...

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Thou shalt not kill

Fighting war with peace isn’t a groundbreaking suggestion. Plenty of people have suggested that. But how about going to the frontlines of war and wielding peace as...

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God needs new marketing

One of the notable releases at cinemas this week is Cafe Society, a star-studded Woody Allen movie that somehow manages to discuss whether God needs to promote Himself...

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Catching the train can be deadly

Every week, The Big Picture team helps us to get a grip on what’s huge on the big and small screens. For the quick and handy word on murder mystery The Girl on...