Alan Bates

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King of Hearts review – boisterously Rabelaisian anti-war satire
Set during the first world war, Philippe de Broca’s drama imagines a French town booby-trapped by fleeing German forces

Peter Bradshaw

07, Jun, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Stonewall; Holding the Man; Mapplethorpe; Batman v Superman; Hardcore Henry; A Kind of Loving; Film4 downloads – review
Queer cinema exposes a soft centre, caped crusaders meet in a cinematic Spaghetti Junction and Film4 releases a fine haul

Guy Lodge

31, Jul, 2016 @6:59 AM

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Top 10 novels about deranged killers
From Norman Bates to Hannibal Lecter, murderous bogeymen exercise an enduring grip on readers’ imaginations. These are some of the best, and most frightening

Chet Williamson

06, Jul, 2016 @2:05 PM

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Martin Charnin: he wrote Annie, but he is forever a Jet
The legendary lyricist and director has had the opposite of a hard-knock life in theatre, starting in West Side Story and writing one of the biggest musicals

David Smith in Washington

16, Mar, 2016 @12:40 AM

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Brian Bedford obituary
Yorkshire-born actor admired for his many leading Shakespearean roles and his fine interpretations of classical comedy on Broadway and at Stratford, Ontario

Michael Coveney

25, Jan, 2016 @3:49 PM

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Critics' Choice awards: Mad Max: Fury Road sweeps the ceremony
George Miller wins best director as film takes home nine trophies, boosting its chances at the Oscars where it will compete in 10 categories

Staff and agencies

18, Jan, 2016 @6:39 AM

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My highlight: The Go-Between by Jenny Turner
Less arty than the 1971 film, the new BBC version lets the tensions within LP Hartley’s novel emerge: land, money, war and revolution as well as sex

Jenny Turner

19, Sep, 2015 @10:00 AM

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John Bate obituary
Other lives: Poet and librarian whose home became a hub for Catholic thinkers

Simon Bate

18, Jun, 2015 @5:25 PM

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Far from the Madding Crowd – does the film live up to Hardy's novel?
Far from the Madding Crowd might be Hardy’s sunniest novel, but it is also subversive and unsettling. Thomas Vinterberg’s new film adaptation creates a Bathsheba for the modern audience, but does it capture the book’s strangeness and erotic energy?

Lucasta Miller

24, Apr, 2015 @1:07 PM

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Look Back in Anger: how John Osborne liberated theatrical language
Jimmy Porter takes on class, religion, politics and the press in Osborne’s classic 1956 play – but its real revolution lay in its thrilling linguistic exuberance

Michael Billington

30, Mar, 2015 @12:38 PM

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X+Y, Suite Française, Run All Night: this week’s new films
X+Y | Suite Française | Run All Night | Lou! | My Name Is Salt | Far From The Madding Crowd | Elle L’Adore

Steve Rose

14, Mar, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Far from the Madding Crowd review – seductive swordplay, psychedelic cows
Julie Christie is luminous and Terence Stamp a blade-twirling dazzler in John Schlesinger’s classic adaptation of Thomas Hardy

Peter Bradshaw

12, Mar, 2015 @10:00 PM

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