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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.
Cannes is back, bébé
By Alexander Larman
Long may his insane, generous individualism last
Our world could do with more like them
The age of Captain Jack Sparrow is over
Viola Davis calls them out for their smugness while sounding a bit vainglorious herself
Science & Tech
The left freaks out as our greatest billionaire supervillain swoops in
As rumors about ‘Wisteria’ swirl, the director is being typically mysterious
A certain sector of the Harry Potter fandom has decided that the author is the devil incarnate
Let’s hope the latest film in the series is the last
It’s not funny, but it’s terrific
Wealth and success don’t make one immune to aging
It will define this year’s Academy Awards forever
Seventy-five years ago, Evelyn Waugh headed to Hollywood to sell Brideshead Revisited
Future generations will view it as a historical artifact
His life and work were more than Marvel movies
How Meghan Markle wins the White House
The decline of the woke Marvel superhero movie
What’s wrong with Queen Elizabeth?
Britain: please take James Corden back
The cult of Sally Rooney
Mel Gibson defies the keyboard cancelers
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.