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Alexander Larman

Alexander Larman is the books editor of The Spectator’s World edition and the author of titles including The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication and Byron’s Women.

Books

Hilary Mantel — a death before her time

English literature has been robbed of one of its most fascinating voices

By Alexander Larman

Film

Ken Burns’s angry new film

The director acknowledges ‘The US and the Holocaust’ was inspired by America First

By Alexander Larman

Film

Woody Allen’s non-retirement retirement

Whether he stays or goes, he’ll always be a tainted prospect

By Alexander Larman

Film

Remembering Jean-Luc Godard, one of the great film directors of our time

He was innovative, influential, and, at times, infuriating

By Alexander Larman

Film

The glorious rebirth of Brendan Fraser

With a superb performance in The Whale, his acting career has taken on new life

By Alexander Larman

Europe

Queen Elizabeth II made a difference — to Britain and the world

Her commitment to duty was remarkable

By Alexander Larman

Television

The indelible mark of Mad Men, fifteen years later

It was so much more than well-cut suits and deliciously drinkable martinis

By Alexander Larman

Television

The Rings of Power just might turn Tolkien in his grave

The new Amazon Prime series is an exercise in artistic necrophilia

By Alexander Larman

Books

T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land at 100

A century after its first publication, the poem still defies easy categorization

By Alexander Larman

Place

‘Oxford or Cambridge?’: the vacation edition

Visiting university towns for a uniquely civilized — and wholly British — experience

By Alexander Larman

Film

The ongoing farce of Ezra Miller

Why does the actor still have such a hold on film executives?

By Alexander Larman

Books

The attack on Salman Rushdie is an ominous warning

The danger seemed to have passed but extremists continue to plague the world

By Alexander Larman

Television

The Sandman is a confused disappointment

The problems begin in the first episode, a kind of demonic take on Downton Abbey

By Alexander Larman

Film

Why do films get canceled?

Batgirl is the latest movie to get the ax

By Alexander Larman

Books

Blake Bailey deserves to be heard one more time

The disgraced biographer may be ‘repellent’ but he still has a right to free speech

By Alexander Larman

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