Hanna Flint, The Guardian

Hanna Flint

The Guardian

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Past articles by Hanna:

‘What if Superman was your dad?’ Comics legend Mark Millar on Jupiter’s Legacy

The Kick-Ass and Kingsman creator is back with a TV series about a warring super-powered family. The Scot reveals how Carrie Fisher helped inspire it – and why he’s delighted Covid scuppered his move to Hollywood → Read More

Hear me out: why She's the Man isn't a bad movie

Continuing our series of writers defending loathed films is a reappraisal of Amanda Bynes’s gender-swapping 2006 comedy → Read More

WandaVision women's acceptance of grief is what makes them truly super

Vengeance so often motivates Marvel’s superheroes. But while Wanda finds solace first as a villain, it is love that redeems her → Read More

‘His Dark Materials’ Star Ariyon Bakare: ‘In the Magisterium World, Boreal is a Backbencher. In This World, He’s Got Power’

Ariyon Bakare has known hardship in his life. From homelessness during his teens in East London to losing family members in quick succession while juggling a 2015 West End stint, now he can add COVID-19 to that list. The British-Nigerian actor, who returns to screen this month in season two of “His Dark Materials,” was […] → Read More

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra is a backwards step for Hollywood representation

Chance goes begging to give north African actors a higher profile by playing the queen of Egypt, prolonging the debate over Hollywood’s colonisation of ethnicity → Read More

Sona Mohapatra, ‘Shut Up Sona’ Star, on Being a Feminist Voice in India’s Music Industry

"I didn't grow up with an academic understanding of feminism; I just felt things had to be fairer," says Indian singer Sona Mohapatra. → Read More

Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy Was Turned Into a Life-Sized Cake

Mr. Darcy's long been considered one of the tastiest characters in screen history, but artist Michelle Wibowo has produced physical proof. → Read More

Cultural Consultants Enrich the U.K. Entertainment Industry, So Why Aren’t They Paid Fairly?

Diversity and inclusion have become a mandate for businesses trying to build representative workplaces and improve the experience for marginalized individuals. But when COVID-19 hit the U.K. in March, schemes focused on this area were often the first casualties of cost-cutting. “I know a global tech firm, and that’s one of the first things […] → Read More

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Director Defends Casting British Actor Daniel Kaluuya as U.S. Civil Rights Leader

“Judas and the Black Messiah” writer and director Shaka King has defended the casting of Daniel Kaluuya in the role of American civil rights leader Fred Hampton. The historical biopic, produced by Ryan Coogler and endorsed by Hampton’s son, Fred Hampton Jr, positions the British actor as the iconic leader of the Black Panther Party […] → Read More

About bloody time: is cinema finally going with the flow of period sex?

Hollywood has a horror of the twin taboos of intercourse and menstruation. But female writers and directors are starting to change the way women’s bodies are portrayed on screen → Read More

‘Hire More of Us’: Black Creatives Slam Racism Across U.K. TV Industry (EXCLUSIVE)

Black creatives from "Noughts + Crosses" and "End of the F**king World" reveal their experiences navigating racism in the industry. → Read More

Ruth E. Carter would have given up if she hadn't won the Oscar for Black Panther

Ruth E. Carter is a warm embrace of a woman. I know this because after 20 minutes in her company to talk about her groundbreaking work as a costume designer, I left feeling uplifted and at ease thanks to her nourishing company. She also happened to give me a lovely farewell hug that set me up for the rest of the day, but I digress. We've sat down in a fine suite at London's Corinthia Hotel to → Read More

Hustlers’ Lorene Scafaria on making J-Lo and Constance Wu scammer strippers

The filmmaker discusses the magic of her all-star cast and the importance of a woman’s eye on a realm dominated by the male gaze → Read More

'American Pie' star Shannon Elizabeth admits her iconic scene is 'problematic' nowadays

Her character's storyline would be a #MeToo issue. → Read More

'Downton Abbey' first movie trailer released

The beloved British period drama makes its move to the big screen. → Read More

How Game of Thrones has got it in for people of colour

There is barely a black or brown person left alive in the long-running fantasy series. Is a triumphant storyline too much to ask for these characters? → Read More

Have we reached peak multiverse content?

Warning: This contains spoilers from Avengers: Endgame. Hollywood has this tendency of releasing movies around the same time that have more than a passing resemblance to each other. There was that time that we had two movies about Winston Churchill come out, or remember when Lily Collins and Kristen Stewart played Snow White on the big screen in the same year? Well, I’ve been noticing a pattern… → Read More

Jean Grey is darker than ever in the new 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' trailer

That's not Jean any more, guys. → Read More

Famous stars who say they were blacklisted by Hollywood

It's a tough business. → Read More

Arya Stark's new weapon in 'Game of Thrones' could be this 'showstopper'

In episode one of season 8 the young Stark makes a particular request of the blacksmith Gendry. → Read More