REVIEW: Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds get the perfect send-off in new documentary

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It’s no secret that Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher haven’t always had the most functional relationship. If you’ve seen the semi-autobiographical Carrie Fisher-penned film Postcards from the Edge, you’ll know that these two courageous and indefatigable Hollywood legends didn’t often see eye-to-eye. The film tells of a domineering, spotlight hungry showbiz mother (it’s from Fisher’s perspective) and

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La La Land dominates Golden Globes while Meryl Streep slams Trump

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Writer and director Damien Chazelle’s La La Land has picked up an astonishing seven Golden Globes, including Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor for Ryan Gosling, Best Actress for Emma Stone, and both Best Director and Best Screenplay for Chazelle. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, another Academy Award favourite, picked up the award for Best Picture (Drama), But it’s eight-time

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WATCH: David Attenborough farewells ‘Planet Earth’ with a passionate plea

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Nature documentaries wouldn’t be what they are today without the extraordinary work of 90-year-old broadcaster David Attenborough. Attenborough’s latest project, Planet Earth II (a sequel to the ground-breaking 2006 BBC series Planet Earth) wrapped up this week, ending with a poignant but urgent plea from Attenborough to respect and protect the planet. Standing on a platform outside the

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Barry review: Australian star is born in Barack Obama biopic

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Netflix’s highly anticipated biopic of Barack Obama has one big special effect: an uncannily convincing performance from Australian actor Devon Terrell in the titular role. The young NIDA graduate, in his first on-screen performance, plays a 20-year-old Obama – or “Barry” – in a film about the first year of the president-to-be’s time at Columbia

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Mariah Carey’s reality series is a glorious ode to capitalism (with help from James Packer)

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If you’ve never seen Mariah Carey performing live, either in person or on film, you’re missing out. There’s something about an MC performance that’s difficult to comprehend: how did somebody who seems to care so little about communicating any sense of joy, or really any emotion beyond exhaustion, come to be so successful as a

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