Post Views: 5 Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou: the Ethiopian nun who was one of history’s most distinctive pianists Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, pictured aged 23. Photograph: Kate Molleson Guèbrou, who has died aged 99, was a classically trained musician and society girl who turned towards faith – and cultivated a style of playing …Read More »
The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future review – gripping tale sprinkled with animal magic
Post Views: 7 The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future review – gripping tale sprinkled with animal magic Back from the dead … Mía Maestro (Magdalena) in The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future Chilean director Francisca Alegría weaves together singing cows and family trauma in …Read More »
A Compassionate Spy review – love story of scientist who tried to stop nuclear war
Post Views: 11 A Compassionate Spy review – love story of scientist who tried to stop nuclear war Sensitive … A Compassionate Spy. Photograph: Magnolia Pictures/Magnolia Pictures/Participant Steve James’s engrossing documentary tells the story of Ted Hall, a young physicist who leaked nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union in order …Read More »
Yves Tumor: Praise a Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume … review – psych-fuelled invention
Post Views: 10 Yves Tumor: Praise a Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume … review – psych-fuelled invention ‘Extravagant bandleader’ … Yves Tumor. Photograph: Jordan Hemingway Effortlessly twisting and bending myriad genres to their will, the alt-rock superstar has made some of their catchiest and most openly introspective …Read More »
Tod Browning: the film-maker who brought the carnival to Hollywood
Post Views: 5 Tod Browning: the film-maker who brought the carnival to Hollywood The cast of Freaks. Photograph: PictureLux/The Hollywood Archive/Alamy A new retrospective offers another chance to appreciate the daring and often deranged films made by a director who was once the centre of a moral panic When a kid …Read More »
Lucie Rie review – the genius ceramicist who refused to be boxed in
Post Views: 3 Lucie Rie review – the genius ceramicist who refused to be boxed in Fresh perspectives … Bowl (1983) by Lucie Rie from the Adventure of Pottery exhibition. Photograph: Pete Huggins/Estate of Lucie Rie The Austrian potter made a new life – and astonishing new work – in the …Read More »
Oscars 2024: who might be in the running for next year’s awards?
Post Views: 14 Oscars 2024: who might be in the running for next year’s awards? Saoirse Ronan, Colman Domingo and Annette Bening. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images, Rex/Shutterstock and Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic From Colman Domingo to Saoirse Ronan, an early look at which actors and directors might win awards in 2024 After …Read More »
Unforgotten series five episode two recap – who on Earth is LA?
Post Views: 9 Unforgotten series five episode two recap – who on Earth is LA? Understandably distracted … Jessie (Sinéad Keenan) makes a rare appearance in the office. Photograph: ITV Jessie continues to lose friends and alienate people, while Sunny has basically become Columbo by this point. But will they ever …Read More »
Tom Sizemore: the tough guy who held his own opposite Hollywood’s biggest names
Post Views: 6 Tom Sizemore: the tough guy who held his own opposite Hollywood’s biggest names Loyal … Tom Sizemore as Sgt Mike Horvath and Tom Hanks as Capt John Miller in Saving Private Ryan. Photograph: Dreamworks\paramount Pictures/Allstar In a career which often saw him play characters with a streak of …Read More »
Who was Muriel Box, Britain’s most prolific female film director?
Post Views: 9 Who was Muriel Box, Britain’s most prolific female film director? Muriel Box: it was not until her mid-40s that she got to direct her first feature. Photograph: Alamy She was also the first woman to win an Oscar for best original screenplay. Now a new radio documentary aims …Read More »