Gillian Flynn

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Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows: The film is so beautifully made, so energetically acted and – a new one for McQueen – so consistently funny that its flaws hardly matter. Photograph: Tiff

It is interesting to note that barely a single US review of Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows has mentioned Lynda La Plante. For older To(...)

Very Cavallari: the show is reminiscent of Dash Dolls, the ill-fated Kardashian spin-off about the staff of the sisters’ Hollywood boutique. Photograph: E!

Long before the Kardashian clan and their Calabasas Camelot there was the vacant gloss of MTV’s Laguna Beach, billed as a real-life look at the young,(...)

Amy Adams as journalist Camille Preaker in ‘Sharp Objects’. Photograph: HBO

“My demons are not remotely tackled,” says Amy Adams’s troubled journalist, Camille Preaker, numbing herself with vodka, “they’re just mildly concusse(...)

Actress Amy Adams: ‘I don’t feel any sense of pride or accomplishment if I’m not being pushed.’ Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI

Amy Adams reached into her fanny pack and fished out a stick of sunscreen. “I’m such a mom-nerd,” she apologised, as if sensing the pretense of Hollyw(...)

Picnic at Hanging Rock: this six-part adaptation will set out to find the answers to what really happened

Puppy Love Monday, BBC1, 7.30pm Some mutts would much rather roll around in something smelly or run through a muddy puddle than subject themselves to (...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

You haven’t escaped yet. Before awards season closes down for a month or two – it’s now almost as long as the football season – we beg your indulgence(...)

New Irish writers: Olivia Kiernan, Caroline O’Donoghue, Helen Cullen, Rebecca O’Connor, Danny Dentonand Caoilinn Hughes

Helen Cullen The Lost Letters of William Woolf  (Penguin, July) William Woolf works as a letter detective in the dead letters depot of east Lond(...)

The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

“Women kill people occasionally, but it doesn’t happen very often. If you’re writing in this genre it’s likely that men aren’t going to get an easy time”

‘She had never realised before her life was torn apart how awkward grief was, how inconvenient for everyone with whom the mourner came into contact,” (...)

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