Art & Culture

What to watch and explore this week

Culture in Quarantine What to watch, stream and explore online this week From the new Queer Eye to Talking About Race and Dear Class of 2020, BBC Culture editors and writers pick the best TV, films and online culture. Beyonce Knowles-Carter (Credit: Alamy) Event – Dear Class of 2020 YouTube’s …

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The profound racism of war movies

The long history of racism in war movies As Netflix releases Spike Lee’s film Da 5 Bloods, about African-American Vietnam veterans, it’s a reminder of how profoundly Hollywood has whitewashed conflict, writes Kaleem Aftab. D Director Spike Lee’s new film, Da 5 Bloods, is a Vietnam war film with a …

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Iconic 50-year-old civil rights images

This story originally ran in 2017. Over the past weeks, the news has been filled with striking images of people protesting around the world as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. In the 1960s, Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson chronicled the protests of the civil rights movement in the US. …

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My streaming gem: why you should watch The Invitation

The Invitation starts and ends with death. Will and Kira, a couple played by Logan Marshall-Green and Emayatzy Corinealdi, are driving to a dinner party, high up in the Hollywood Hills, distractedly discussing the predicted strangeness of the evening ahead. An ostentatious invite (“It’s so thick!” Kira remarks) from Will’s …

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Stephen Colbert: ‘Trump is a dictator fanboy’

Late-night hosts dissect Trump’s removal of non-violent protesters for a Bible photo op, his record disapproval rating and use of excessive force On Wednesday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert opened with news that Minnesota’s attorney general, Keith Ellison, had elevated charges against police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with killing …

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History remixed: the rise of the anachronistic female lead

The lives of women from history, from Catherine the Great to Shirley Jackson, are being brought to the screen with a radical focus on character over facts It is a point in favor of TV’s sprawling proliferation that one gets, in the course of a year, both a lush, serious …

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