films

The time is up for long films

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Why do films have to go on for so long?

No Time to Die is a compelling mess

29 September 2021 7:15 pm

Times being what they are, James Bond can no longer just be the main character in the Bond films. He’s…

Insane and fascinating: BBC World Service's Lazarus Heist reviewed

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The narrative podcast remains a form in search of a genre. The template set by the hit show Serial —…

Alfred Brendel the Dadaist

16 January 2021 9:00 am

How many people are celebrating the fact that, last week, one of Europe’s most inspired writers about music, modern art…

The Venus de Marlene

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Tanjil Rashid on the legend of Dietrich

Not nul points but it’s no Spinal Tap: Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga reviewed

27 June 2020 9:00 am

This comedy stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as an Icelandic duo whose biggest dream is to represent their country…

There’s no point in bishops – Covid has shown us so

6 June 2020 9:00 am

It is a relief to parents that young children are allowed out a bit now as the length of the…

In the Covid era, age isn’t just a number

9 May 2020 9:00 am

When I told my seven-year-old granddaughter, over Zoom, how much I missed being with her, I added: ‘Maybe it won’t…

Now is the time for comfort reads

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

It all started on the day after the Brexit referendum. People who do not get the result they voted for…

‘I feel compelled to be disgraceful’: Miriam Margolyes interviewed

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Miriam Margolyes chews the fat with Tanya Gold about mother love, anti-Zionism and too much shagging

How could any woman fail to be won over by my new cinema room?

14 December 2019 9:00 am

As Christmas approaches, fighting has broken out in the Young household. No, I’m not talking about my three boys, aged…

David Hare’s notebook: The National Theatre belongs to taxpayers, not corporate sponsors

13 December 2014 9:00 am

The nicest day of the year was spent at Charleston in May. The Sussex farmhouse shared by Duncan Grant and…

My fury at Fury, a film only a vampire could love

25 October 2014 9:00 am

I have always believed that the mission of most movies made after the Fred & Ginger era has been to…