Timothy Spall as Mr. Turner

For all the glorious, fondly recreated landscapes in Mike Leigh’s biopic of J.M.W. Turner, it is Timothy Spall’s presence as the...

The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch

As four out of nine of the 2014 London Film Festival’s gala screenings turned to themes of war, we ask why the war film has remained a...

War Films

These war films are some of the greatest made, but they don't just deal with the battle between good and evil; they face the reality...

BFI London Film Festival

Having spent the entire weekend (and a lot of the week) at the London Film Festival, I would like to share with you the highlights of...

Scary Books for halloween

Tis the season of mists and mellow frightfulness as October sweeps in and envelops us, biting and clawing with her piercing chill. And...

Summer reads

Summer reads, holiday escapism, books for the beach… call them what you will, but the selection below of award-winning novels, mysteries...

A Broken World Book Cover

This profound, moving and important anthology is published to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of The Great War...

The Last Runaway book cover

Tracy Chevalier’s seventh novel is a haunting, sweeping tale about endurance, belief, courage and the power of friendship.

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