The Laundromat review: Gary Oldman spins lies to Meryl Streep in sparkling comedy

Steven Soderberghs wickedly entertaining romp loosely based on the uncovering of the Panama Papers is an effective mixed wash of truth and fiction Bow your heads in remembrance of Mossack Fonseca, the best law firm you never heard of, the worlds fourth largest provider of offshore financial services. For decades it operated quietly, diligently under the radar of public scrutiny, shepherding its anxious clients through a mystifying array of global tax evasion schemes until the release of the Panama Papers in 2016 metaphorically pissed on everyones chips. Next thing you know, the office has been raided, its directors are in jail and the golden age is over, or at least under audit. Now the culprits are back to give their …

Streep, Clooney … Cruise? Why no one is ‘too big for TV’ any more

Hollywood stars used to turn their noses up at television, but now Meryl Streep and George Clooney are stealing the show in your living room. Who might join them next? There have been plenty of surprises concerning Meryl Streep joining Big Little Lies. First, there was the Streep Scream, an earth-shattering howl that launched 1,000 memes. Second, there has been her performance as a whole: sometimes Deirdre Barlow channelling Willy Wonka; sometimes a less considered Mrs Doubtfire. Yet for many watchers, the main surprise remains that were seeing Streep on TV at all. With her three Oscars, Streep is the queen of Hollywoods old guard, the kind of film icon who at one time would never have done telly. She …