Arts

robert redford the old man and the gun

Another Robert Redford obituary for the heroic white misfit

October 29, 2018 10:24 am

The Old Man and the Gun reviewed

to kill a mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird would probably not find a publisher in the age of #MeToo

October 28, 2018 1:10 pm

The kind of old-fashioned humanism espoused by Harper Lee is being left behind and replaced with radical, uncompromising demands

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

A succession of predigested clichés

October 25, 2018 11:21 am

Bohemian Rhapsody reviewed

ennio morricone

‘Darmstadt taught me how to compose’: Ennio Morricone interviewed

October 25, 2018 11:09 am

The 91-year-old pop-cultural phenomenon is actually a major modernist composer hiding in plain sight

oscar wilde

Getting Wilde in America

October 23, 2018 11:50 am

Oscar Wilde’s search for fame and himself

Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Erivo in Bad Times at the El Royale

The origin story of the American moral vacuum

October 22, 2018 9:46 am

Bad Times at the El Royale reviewed

david pryce-jones

Life ’n’ Arts Podcast: History and ‘isms’ with David Pryce-Jones

October 22, 2018 6:00 am

‘I think the common theme in everything that I’ve done, really, is: what makes people believe the extraordinary things they do believe?’

the kinks

The Kinks’s meditation upon nostalgia, class and loss of Empire sounds like a prophecy of Brexit Britain

October 18, 2018 6:10 pm

There is only one thing wrong with the 50th Anniversary edition of this wonderful album, and that is that it is all too prescient

dogman
dominic west

‘I should just shut up’: Dominic West on #MeToo and the perils of talking politics

October 18, 2018 10:54 am

Melissa Kite wishes the actor didn’t voice his Remainer views all the time – but he is fabulous opposite Keira Knightley in new film Colette

conners

Can The Conners overcome the absent Roseanne?

October 16, 2018 6:19 pm

The Roseanne reboot flew in the ratings when it returned earlier this year. How will it fare without the titular star?

dominic west keira knightley colette

Writers’ lives do not make good movies

October 15, 2018 2:56 pm

Colette reviewed

aldous huxley brave new world

Brave New World Revisited, revisited

October 12, 2018 1:03 pm

We’ve grown increasingly obsessed with dystopian narratives since 2016. But why do we look to Orwell’s vision when Huxley’s rings truer?

neil armstrong first man
Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker

The new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker is a delight – but the script isn’t

October 11, 2018 8:28 am

The phrase ‘get woke, go broke’ captures well why Doctor Who was losing fans – and I’m not sure the writing in the new series dispenses with this problem

leonard cohen

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen speaks from beyond the grave

October 9, 2018 5:40 am

More power and glory from the dead poet, singer, lover and humourist

taylor swift

Taylor Swift for President? The singer could be the Democrat to take on Trump

October 8, 2018 8:33 am

America’s prom queen endorsed two Tennessee Democrats this weekend

Kayli Carter Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn in Private Life

The hipster art-incest of Private Life

October 7, 2018 2:16 pm

Private Life reviewed

a star is born lady gaga

Lady Gaga is a revelation

October 4, 2018 6:30 am

A Star is Born reviewed

exeter madonna petrus christus van eyck

The glory that was the Low Countries, the disaster that is the European Union

October 3, 2018 5:55 am

Jan van Eyck at the Frick Collection

earl billings kermit gosnell

Frame by frame, Gosnell tears apart everything America has told itself about abortion

October 2, 2018 6:54 am

Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer reviewed

ye kanye west snl

Can Ye win with black economic nationalism?

October 1, 2018 6:34 am

Kanye West’s message could do for black America what Trump’s did for the people of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin

kanye west snl

Ye he Kan! Why Kanye West’s SNL stunt showed real courage

September 30, 2018 8:29 am

His rant against Democrats was more fun and interesting than the celebrity-endorsed jokes against Kavanaugh that took up the rest of the show

american education senate judiciary committee

Puritanism vs Pornography, and the agony of America

September 28, 2018 8:51 pm

‘Tell ‘em Lindsey sent you!’ he squeaked, offering himself up like a human sacrifice on the altar of entertainment

mr trump how to murder your wife

Mr Trump goes to the movies

September 27, 2018 6:35 pm

What might an evening at the flicks with the 45th President look like?