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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.

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

Television

Ricky Gervais, Netflix and clickbait controversy

Audiences are increasingly wise to knee-jerk manipulation

By Alexander Larman

Film

Zelensky is the star of the Cannes Festival

Cannes is back, bébé

By Alexander Larman

Film

Tom Cruise: the last movie star

Long may his insane, generous individualism last

By Alexander Larman

Russia

Pussy Riot’s daring escape from Russia

Our world could do with more like them

By Alexander Larman

Law

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: a battle with no winner

The age of Captain Jack Sparrow is over

By Alexander Larman

Television

Are critics useless?

Viola Davis calls them out for their smugness while sounding a bit vainglorious herself

By Alexander Larman

Science & Tech

The perverse joys of Elon Musk buying Twitter

The left freaks out as our greatest billionaire supervillain swoops in

By Alexander Larman

Film

What is David Lynch up to now?

As rumors about ‘Wisteria’ swirl, the director is being typically mysterious

By Alexander Larman

Books

Standing with J.K. Rowling

A certain sector of the Harry Potter fandom has decided that the author is the devil incarnate

By Alexander Larman

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