Apple commissions series from ‘La La Land’ director – Financial Times


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Apple commissions series from 'La La Land' director
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Apple has commissioned a series from Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of La La Land, as part of its growing slate of video content. The commission is Apple's eighth since it burst on to the Hollywood scene last year, when it hired two top ...

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Steven Spielberg’s The Post is sleek and predictable – Financial Times


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Steven Spielberg's The Post is sleek and predictable
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Nowhere does the law of diminishing returns operate more prolifically than in movies. It's not just those “returns” that promise succulent seconds, while not always delivering, in sequel-spinning genre cinema. (The Return of the Living Dead, Return of ...

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Download: Spider-Man: Homecoming — ‘enjoyable knockabout’ – Financial Times


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Download: Spider-Man: Homecoming — 'enjoyable knockabout'
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At this point another Spider-Man movie might seem about as welcome as a tarantula up the trouser-leg. After five films since 2002, Marvel-Disney re-re-boots like an impatient office worker having a bad IT day. Mercifully we're spared the back-story ...

Czech police ask parliament to remove Babis’s immunity – Financial Times


Czech police ask parliament to remove Babis's immunity
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Mr Babis has previously described the investigation into the “Storks Nest” project as politically motivated and repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. The case relates to a EU subsidy aimed at small businesses received by the project. Mr Babis told the ...

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Q&A with actor Andrea Riseborough – Financial Times


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Q&A with actor Andrea Riseborough
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Andrea Riseborough, 35, Bafta-nominated for her 2008 portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Long Walk to Finchley, is known for roles in Birdman (2014), Nocturnal Animals (2016) and, most recently, The Death of Stalin. Her TV appearances include Netflix ...