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Studying women presidents and prime ministers on screen, from Meryl Streep in Don't Look Up to Dimple Kapadia in A Thursday
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Studying women presidents and prime ministers on screen, from Meryl Streep in Don't Look Up to Dimple Kapadia in A Thursday

The womanhood of Meryl Streep's character in Don’t Look Up and Dimple Kapadia's in A Thursday is nothing but a marketing gimmick. The women US president and Indian prime minister are one-dimensional in different but significant ways.

Sandra Bullock credits the new lease of life in her career to Netflix; here's how streaming is giving Hollywood women their due
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Sandra Bullock credits the new lease of life in her career to Netflix; here's how streaming is giving Hollywood women their due

Netflix has not only helped revive Sandra Bullock’s career but has also pushed forward the filmographies of several other aging actresses, ensuring they continue to be as prolific and get to play meaty, layered, and interesting characters on screen.

The White Tiger's Adarsh Gourav joins Meryl Streep, Kit Harrington, David Schwimmer in Apple TV+ anthology series
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The White Tiger's Adarsh Gourav joins Meryl Streep, Kit Harrington, David Schwimmer in Apple TV+ anthology series

"I have grown up and looked up to each of my co-stars, and to now be sharing screen space with them is incredible," says Gourav, who will star in the anthology series Extrapolations.

Spin actor Avantika on Disney Channel film being a win for South Asian community, her acting icons, and career aspirations
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Spin actor Avantika on Disney Channel film being a win for South Asian community, her acting icons, and career aspirations

"I hope that other South Asians feel represented and feel proud. I hope the experiences shown on screen resonate with them," says 16-year-old Avantika, the breakout star of Spin, Disney Channel’s first film with a South Asian protagonist.

The Devil Wears Prada, The Intern, and The Bold Type's lessons on mentorship offer reassurance — and life truths
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The Devil Wears Prada, The Intern, and The Bold Type's lessons on mentorship offer reassurance — and life truths

Miranda Priestly, Jules Ostin, and Jacqueline Carlyle pay the price of being women in power. They battle strained relationships with partners at home and corporate politics at work. On days when I am struggling with striking the right balance, their stories are reassurance that despite my diligence and vision, I will always be a work-in-progress.

Grammy-winning musician Mark Ronson announces engagement to Meryl Streep’s daughter Grace Gummer
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Grammy-winning musician Mark Ronson announces engagement to Meryl Streep’s daughter Grace Gummer

“I got engaged last weekend,” Mark Ronson revealed in a recent media interview.

From Meryl Streep in The Prom, Let Them All Talk to Da 5 Bloods, Golden Globes 2021 nomination snubs
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From Meryl Streep in The Prom, Let Them All Talk to Da 5 Bloods, Golden Globes 2021 nomination snubs

From the actors of Minari to Black-led dramas like Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom absent from Best Drama category, here are the biggest snubs and surprises from the Golden Globes nominations' list

Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty's next, Apples Never Fall, to release on 14 September
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Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty's next, Apples Never Fall, to release on 14 September

Apples Never Fall's characters include retired tennis coaches Stan and Joy Delaney and their four adult children as Liane Moriarty once again brings readers “behind the closed doors of seemingly tranquil suburbia".

Donald Trump's term as president as depicted in cinema, television and documentaries; from Get Out to Parasite
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Donald Trump's term as president as depicted in cinema, television and documentaries; from Get Out to Parasite

Cinema under Donald Trump, it is safe to say, has been indicative of the chaos and division he has imported to the country.

The Prom breakout star Jo Ellen Pellman hopes queer people believe they have a 'happy ending' like her Netflix film
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The Prom breakout star Jo Ellen Pellman hopes queer people believe they have a 'happy ending' like her Netflix film

Jo Ellen Pellman, who also identifies as queer similar to her character in The Prom, hopes her debut film "can be a two-hour break from all that’s happening in the world."

The Prom movie review: Ryan Murphy's Broadway adaptation on Netflix is a snoozefest despite stellar cast
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The Prom movie review: Ryan Murphy's Broadway adaptation on Netflix is a snoozefest despite stellar cast

The Prom tries inducing doses of the thrills of live musicals but forgets to back it up with a meaningful story.

The Prom, Ryan Murphy's splashy musical on Netflix, upholds a utopian idea of American unity
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The Prom, Ryan Murphy's splashy musical on Netflix, upholds a utopian idea of American unity

Ryan Murphy's The Prom, with its canny mix of nostalgia and idealism, old-fashioned conservatism and new-age liberalism will hit the spot for some, even if its vision of American unity is hard to recognise in 2020.

The Friday List: From Thespo's youth theatre festival to a poetry reading by Ranjit Hoskote, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From Thespo's youth theatre festival to a poetry reading by Ranjit Hoskote, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

The Devil Wears Prada may be a pop-culture landmark, but it fails to be a feminist narrative
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The Devil Wears Prada may be a pop-culture landmark, but it fails to be a feminist narrative

Despite having two women at its centre, The Devil Wears Prada ended up reaffirming and perpetuating harmful gender stereotypes for the most part.

Viola Davis addressing Hollywood’s wage gap in 2018 video surfaces online
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Viola Davis addressing Hollywood’s wage gap in 2018 video surfaces online

Viola Davis spoke about the inequality in wages during an interaction with journalist Tina Brown at the 2018 Women in the World summit.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Taika Waititi ropes in Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep for charity reading of Roald Dahl classic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Taika Waititi ropes in Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep for charity reading of Roald Dahl classic

Taika Waititi has lined up some of the best-known Hollywood actors for a coronavirus lockdown charity reading of Roald Dahl's book James and the Giant Peach.

Greta Gerwig's Little Women will have its India digital premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 26 April
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Greta Gerwig's Little Women will have its India digital premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 26 April

Little Women is the seventh onscreen adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name.

Little Women movie review: Greta Gerwig renders a soul-stirring portrait of the artist as a young woman
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Little Women movie review: Greta Gerwig renders a soul-stirring portrait of the artist as a young woman

Greta Gerwig updates Louisa May Scott's 19th century novel Little Women to present a universal conflict: our inability to be single, independent, and happy.

Oscars 2020: Parasite, The Irishman, Joker, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story  — how to watch all the Best Picture nominees
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Oscars 2020: Parasite, The Irishman, Joker, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story — how to watch all the Best Picture nominees

While most of the Best Picture nominations at Oscars 2020 are currently running in theatres, some of them are available on streaming services.