The Jurassic Park franchise reaches its finale in Jurassic World Dominion, but is it any good?
Anyone who loves a good laugh, and the occasional heartfelt cry, will be riveted by this collection of lively tales and colourful personalities.
As people all over the world get ready to celebrate Burns Night, we find out a little more about the Bard of Ayrshire and how he is remembered.
Elizabeth Schafer watches Sir Ian McKellan in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and finds there is much to relate to and learn from as our world widens and we learn to “live with the virus”.
In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London.
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A look at the four self-care books that have enjoyed the most dramatic increase in search volumes over 2020.
The multi award-winning The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel, returns for a fourth season this month on Channel 4.
Laurence Green writes British horror flick Saint Maud is ‘a searing study of obsession that truly breeds new life into cinema and the horror genre in particular.’
Katherine Parkinson shines in this satire on the disenchantment of modern life. Laurence Green reviews Shoe Lady at the Royal Court Theatre.
A deservedly Oscar-lavished poetic tragi-comedy about wealth, greed and class discrimination. Laurence Green reviews.
Science versus superstition, and an inadequate legal system against mob hunger for justice are two themes in Lucy Kirkwood’s gutsy new play, The Welkin. Laurence Green reviews.
Inua Ellams new adaptation of Three Sisters is an imaginative but flawed take on a familiar work. Laurence Green reviews.
Joel Horwood’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a production which will excite, unsettle and enchant in equal measure both adults and children, writes Laurence Green.
Two excellent lead performances from Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack define this two-part epic adapted from Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels. Laurence Green reviews.
Laurence Green reviews Marriage Story and finds an absorbing, balanced and moving movie about breaking up, while trying to keep it together.
An absorbing, thought-provoking movie, set in post-war Leningrad, that seems like a strong contender for Best Foreign Film at the forthcoming Oscars. Laurence Green reviews.
A blackly comic exploration of relationships overshadowed by the political furore surrounding the poisoning and murder of Alexander Litvinenko. Reviewed by Laurence Green.
‘A timeless work, performed with great bravado, which manages to be both powerful and thought-provoking.’ Laurence Green reviews The Doctor.
Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar’s latest creation, Pain and Glory, is a film with slow-burn soulfulness that etches itself on the mind. Laurence Green reviews.
The idea of an artist and his muse may sound romantic but Nick Broomfield’s new documentary about Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen tells us nothing we don’t already know writes Laurence Green
James McArdle impresses in a work that exposes the madness of a modern world where truth is subjective and everything can be viewed through the narrow prism of self. Laurence Green reviews.
Christie Prades gives a performance of great personal magnetism, tenderness and sensitivity in this absorbing and occasionally moving musical about the life of Gloria Estefan. Laurence Green reviews.
David Mamet’s trademark whip-crack smart dialogue is much in evidence throughout this acid portrait of Hollywood power and manipulation starring John Malkovich. Laurence Green reviews.
Gabriel Wilding enjoys a knockout evening under the Spiegeltent, on London’s Southbank, in the company of the inimitable La Voix.
Wendell Pierce excels in this compassionate, psychologically acute interpretation of Arthur Miller’s classic that allows us to see a familiar play with fresh eyes. Laurence Green reviews.
A passionate engagement with the past that is sure to resonate with audiences at a time when recognition and compensation for the Windrush generation is under such fierce scrutiny. Laurence Green reviews.
A heart-pounding, foot-tapping ode to Broadway musicals which sees Anne-Marie Duff steal the show as the titular heroine. Laurence Green reviews.
Elements of pantomime and boisterous backchat make Emilia a rousing reminder of creative women who have been omitted from history or have had to fight to make themselves heard.
Alex Kingston and Andrew Woodall are perfectly cast in Joshua Harmon’s satirical comedy skewering of the hypocrisies of the liberal left.
An affectionate, if lightweight, homage to the classic BBC sitcom with delightful performances from Tom Bennett (Del Boy) and Paul Whitehouse (Grandad). Laurence Green reviews.
Arthur Miller’s The Price is a powerful study of reunion and confrontation that yields a chest-full of pertinent and painful reflections on the forces that shape us, writes Laurence Green.
Paul Aleixo looks at the enduring appeal of HergÃ©’s comic book hero Tintin: one of Belgium’s great gifts to the children of the world.
Simon Russell Beale effortlessly holds the attention as Shakespeare’s flawed monarch, but overall it is a production that lacks both clarity and insight, writes Laurence Green.