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A FILM TO GIVE YOU WHIPLASH

Short Read: for his pick of the films, Nicholas Barber taps into Damien Chazelle's exhilarating debut read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmJanuary/February 2015Nicholas BarberTHIS SEASON

LEBEN NACH DEM LEBEN

Found in Translation: Simon Willis enjoys a poignant German what-if novel about a life which can't escape death read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbookscultureFound in translationJanuary/February 2015Simon Willis

KOLKATA TAKES ON JAIPUR

Short Read: for his pick of the talks, Anthony Gardner selects "the largest free literary festival on Earth" and its new competitors in Kolkata read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Anthony GardnerArtsideasJanuary/February 2015TalksTHIS SEASON

HOLLYWOOD'S MEXICAN WAVE

At the Cinema: fifty years ago it was Godard and Truffaut turning Hollywood on its head. These days, Tom Shone argues, it's Mexican directors like Alejandro González Iñárritu  read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemaculturefilmJanuary/February 2015Tom Shone

HE READ THE NEWS TODAY, OH BOY

Short Read: Belle and Sebastian's glossy new album has strains of disco and journalism. For Hazel Sheffield, it shows just how far they've come read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsHazel SheffieldJanuary/February 2015MUSICRockTHIS SEASON

THE TWO BEST READS OF 2014

Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson picks her novel and non-fiction book of the year. Plus, a gripping history of a working-class family and a puckish Peter Carey read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbooksJanuary/February 2015Maggie FergussonSix Good Books

MAGGIE SMITH'S CROWNING ROLES

Visual CV: once a starlet, she is now, at 80, a grande Dame. Irving Wardle (in the stalls) and Jasper Rees (on the sofa) pick the best of a great career read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmIrving WardleJanuary/February 2015Jasper Reestheatrevisual cv

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