19 January 2017

La La Land: a Golden Age beauty

Finally, a modern movie-musical that doesn’t mock itself.

13 January 2017

The Passion of Scorsese

Silence has its flaws, but it speaks to Scorsese’s greatness.

3 January 2017

Why comedians must be free to say ‘faggot’

The calls to slap trigger warnings on Eddie Murphy's old stand-up special are insulting to gay people.

20 December 2016

How quotas kill cinema

BAFTA's diversity guidelines undermine the transcendent power of film.

25 November 2016

Sex, drugs and failure

Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger is a powerful tribute to the Stooges.

11 November 2016

Leonard Cohen: yearning for transcendence

Cohen wasn’t the godfather of gloom; his music lifts you up.

8 November 2016

Treating autistic people like children

Being on the spectrum does not automatically excuse criminal behaviour.

26 October 2016

Lady Gaga: no style and no substance

On Joanne, Gaga feels more pointless than ever.

18 October 2016

My Scientology Movie: Theroux the looking glass

Louis Theroux’s zany big-screen outing is a return form.

7 October 2016

Wicked: the musical that defined an era

Wicked’s success invites cynicism – it deserves admiration.