Toxic philanthropy: When arts sponsorships mask social ills
- July 6, 2019, 05:00
There are Sackler galleries at some of the world’s leading arts institutions: the Serpentine, Tate, and the National Gallery in London have them, as d(...)
Kenneth Branagh: ‘The life of an actor? Strange men phone and offer you money’
- February 8, 2019, 06:00
A quarter of a century ago, Kenneth Branagh formed one half of a partnership that bossed the United Kingdom. Alongside Emma Thompson, his then wife, h(...)
'Right now, speaking as an American, we are lacking compassion'
- May 1, 2018, 05:00
Right now, some old jerk is somewhere complaining that younger people communicate only through grunts and emojis. Old jerks have been doing this since(...)
Oscars 2018: Who’ll win, who won’t and 10 other questions
- March 3, 2018, 05:00
1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)
Remember that moment in The Simpsons when Troy McClure dismisses Homer’s pitch by saying: “But they’ve already made some movies about World War II”? D(...)
And the nominees for the 2018 Academy Award for best picture are ...
- March 3, 2017, 06:00
There is no more foolish game than trying to predict the Oscars a year in advance. After all, a day before the award was presented, almost nobody gues(...)
Andy Murray and Mark Rylance among UK New Year honours list
- December 30, 2016, 23:26
Actor Mark Rylance and tennis star Andy Murray have been awarded knighthoods, as talent from across the performing arts and sporting worlds were recog(...)
The BFG review: It's no catastrophe, but it's no E.T.
- May 14, 2016, 14:40
Steven Spielberg directs Roald Dahl’s The BFG for Walt Disney? Just back up the trucks and shovel in the money, why don’t you? Let’s not be too cyni(...)