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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.

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

Music

Arcade Fire: the last of the art-rockers?

The band’s return is not just welcome but overdue

By Alexander Larman

Film

Ron Howard: nobody’s favorite Hollywood director

He’s a careful pair of hands but little else

By Alexander Larman

Film

The latest Jane Austen adaptation is dreadful

‘It’s often said that if you’re a five in London, you’re a ten in Bath’

By Alexander Larman

Film

The latest Thor isn’t ‘super gay’

It’s same old Marvel, dressing up the usual in brand new drag

By Alexander Larman

Book Review

The circus that was 80s literary Britain

A new book remembers all the excitement and absurdity

By Alexander Larman

Television

Bracing for the tension of Better Call Saul

The show is about to end with all the fervor we might have wished for

By Alexander Larman

Music

The inevitable fall of R. Kelly

He’s going to prison but what of those who were complicit in his crimes?

By Alexander Larman

Film

Kevin Spacey’s transatlantic fall from grace

The British legal system will decide his fate

By Alexander Larman

Film

In search of a credible Elvis movie

Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic is fun but too cartoonish to capture the legend

By Alexander Larman

Film

The Jurassic series is ready for its asteroid

It’s become an exercise in high-budget pointlessness

By Alexander Larman

Television

Stranger Things and the perils of nostalgia

Its version of the Eighties is oddly benign

By Alexander Larman

Music

Is Hans Zimmer a genius or a charlatan?

A Zimmer score is seldom less than a pleasure to listen to, as has been the case for decades

By Alexander Larman

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