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The Gilded Age is a Bridgerton-esque disappointment

Some of the acting has promise but the show is a reminder that Julian Fellowes has passed his prime

I am on record as being somewhere between weary and terrified of the threatened arrival of Downton Abbey 2 in our movie theaters imminently. But this is also tinged with sadness. When Julian Fellowes emerged with his screenplay for Robert Altman’s Gosford Park in 2001, it fizzed with wit and imagination. Now, he has seemingly…


Picking a fight

Why Argument Matters by Lee Siegel reviewed

Sex and the city

Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors reviewed

Poor little rich girls

Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies by Laura Thompson reviewed

Hogarth framed

Great artists like Hogarth are getting the trigger-warning treatment

John Wayne behind the blue line

The Seventies weren’t John Wayne’s decade, and that was fine by him

Serve and volley

King Richard reviewed

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