CHRIS THURMAN: For the love of theatre-making in the time of Covid

Industry players revel in the possibility of failure, earning rewards by taking risks in front of audiences

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Five things to watch this weekend

Moving life stories, glitz, shock and a fitting tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman — what to stream

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Hindsight: the 10 best TV series of 2020

Tymon Smith picks the shows that kept many going in a dreadful year

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Cinema will survive the pandemic apocalypse

Studios cannot rely on streaming alone to fund costly blockbusters

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Five things to watch this weekend

Sexual assault accusation, thrillers, crime world intrigue and cinematic works of art — what to stream

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Bob Dylan cashes in rights to bring the haul back home

Few rockers raising a pension fund from their song rights can expect a trajectory as extended as the veteran musician

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CHRIS THURMAN: The art of making sense of a tough 2020

Pictures Worth a Thousand Words incorporates works by artists who have collaborated with the David Krut gallery this year

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CHRIS THURMAN: Chess games at the end of animalistic time

Wilma Cruise’s collaboration with Kim-Lee Loggenberg present animals in all their unknowable pathos, playfulness and cleverness, writes Chris Thurman

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Five things to watch this weekend

Tales of Hollywood’s Golden Age, the world of millennials, psychological and wartime horror and a snippet of modern-day Turkey — here’s what to stream

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How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ made all the right moves

As the Netflix series shows, what we really want right now is an old-fashioned bedtime story

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Five things to watch this weekend

A disappointing US version of a Brit series; hillbillies and stoners to fill your weekend

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McQueen takes a ‘Small Axe’ to some big trees

The second instalment in the director’s five-part series puts ecstatic black life in front of an audience that has for too long looked away

Voyage through space to stardom in The Real Right Stuff

A new Disney Plus documentary looks back at the glamorous pioneering days of the space race

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Five things to watch this weekend

Moving human experiences, natural wonders, Christmas cheer and post-apocalyptic survival — what to stream

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CHRIS THURMAN: Chasing a utopian future, Europe is still very much defined by the past

The European Film Festival displays the battle between the old and new in 12 fantastic films

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Five things to watch this weekend

Sophisticated animation, the Oscar Pistorius docuseries, royal drama, spoof comedy and an expert masterclass  — what to watch

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