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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.
An upcoming biopic is more likely to be a deeply embarrassing coda to a great career, rather than a triumphant eulogy
By Alexander Larman
Despite the professions’ similarities, they have a mixed record
The moody actor isn’t an indie innovator or a Hollywood star, but a mix of both
The Christopher Nolan picture ‘Oppenheimer’ is going to be a big deal. Could it even save the movies?
From Bel-Air to Frasier, we’re losing our sense of humor in favor of ‘social consciousness’
The Ghostbusters director’s style effortlessly captured the fun and cheer of life
The Academy Awards have come to matter less
The former mistress of Prince Charles has been given a blessing by the current queen
The actress and model has confounded expectations and taken control of her own story
Some of the acting has promise but the show is a reminder that Julian Fellowes has passed his prime
He was wrong and the Swifties swarmed him, but there’s value yet in his critique
Sentence: Ten Years and a Thousand Books in Prison by Daniel Genis reviewed
Let’s just hope Spider-Man doesn’t sweep all the Oscars and Golden Globes — then we’ll know we’re in real trouble.
The singer once christened ‘the uncoolest man in the universe’ delivered Big Rock Drama in spades
The talented writer-director is disgraced but Hollywood loves a penitent comeback
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.