The Sisters Brothers review: Jacques Audiard saddles up for a subtle and funny western

The English-language debut from the French director is an all-American delight, starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly perfect as sad, squabbling siblings Jacques Audiard is the French director who has notably absorbed American ideas into his downbeat Melvillian jazz of crime and noir. Now he has taken on that…

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The Little Stranger review Ruth Wilson shines in mournful ghost story

Death and decline haunt postwar Britain as Sarah Waters novel is brought to deliciously sinister life by Lenny Abrahamson The haunts of childhood are revisited in this oppressively macabre ghost story, set in the miserable austerity of late-40s Britain and in some ways a metaphor for the nations complex sense…

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Boiling point: why literature loves a long, hot summer

From The Go-Between to Atonement, The Great Gatsby to Call Me by Your Name, novelists have used heatwaves to create tension, erotic charge and moments of possibility it is a time when all the rules change Sarah Perrys After Me Comes the Flood begins one summer in London, on the…

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Illustrator’s renditions of Beyonc ‘Vogue’ cover photos are really impressing fans

It goes without saying that Tyler Mitchell’s photographs of Beyoncé for the September issue of Vogue are nothing short of works of art.  Just when we thought nothing could come anywhere close to the beauty of these photos, one artist painted her impressions of the images and they’re just breathtaking. …

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