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Glasgow’s Artists Mourn After Fire Rips Through City’s Creative Heart46m Glasgow’s Artists Mourn After Fire Rips Through City’s Creative Heart
The fresh damage to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art, an architectural jewel, has left alumni filled with grief and anger.
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Fiction: Two New Books From Australia, Unconstrained by Literary Convention1h 20m Fiction: Two New Books From Australia, Unconstrained by Literary Convention
“Border Districts” and “Stream System,” by Gerald Murnane, reflect the author’s forays into the inner reaches of his own mind.
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Nonfiction: Harper Lee and Her Father, the Real Atticus Finch1h 23m Updated Nonfiction: Harper Lee and Her Father, the Real Atticus Finch
Joseph Crespino’s “biography” of the virtuous lawyer in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and the real man he was modeled after, brings to life the inconsistencies of the South.
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Nonfiction: An Exhaustive Analysis of Harper Lee’s Enduring Legacy in America1h 23m Updated Nonfiction: An Exhaustive Analysis of Harper Lee’s Enduring Legacy in America
Tom Santopietro’s “Why ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Matters” is painstakingly researched, if substantively and structurally flawed.
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Nonfiction: Curious About Your Ancestry? Submit a DNA Swab, and a Big Grain of Salt2h Updated Nonfiction: Curious About Your Ancestry? Submit a DNA Swab, and a Big Grain of Salt
In her book “Futureface,” Alex Wagner takes a skeptical look at companies that research our genetics only to hedge their bets in the fine print.
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Clemens Kalischer, 97, Refugee Photographer of Humanity, Dies2h Updated Clemens Kalischer, 97, Refugee Photographer of Humanity, Dies
He escaped war-torn Europe, had a lucky break in New York and then defined himself by remaining invisible behind the camera.
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Tiffany Haddish and Tyler Perry Team Up for ‘Nobody’s Fool’3h Tiffany Haddish and Tyler Perry Team Up for ‘Nobody’s Fool’
Whoopi Goldberg and Tika Sumpter also appear in the comedy, due in November.
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Books of The Times: Pedaling Uphill, on a Bike and in a Marriage3h Updated Books of The Times: Pedaling Uphill, on a Bike and in a Marriage
In Joe Mungo Reed’s debut novel, “We Begin Our Ascent,” a cyclist competing in the Tour de France gets wrapped up in the complicated costs of possible victory.
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Deliver a Surprise Album: ‘Everything Is Love’4h Updated Beyoncé and Jay-Z Deliver a Surprise Album: ‘Everything Is Love’
The married titans of popular music released their long-rumored collaborative project after a concert in London on Saturday.
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The Affair: ‘The Affair’ Season 4 Premiere Recap: California Dreamin’4h Updated The Affair: ‘The Affair’ Season 4 Premiere Recap: California Dreamin’
Helen’s new life in Los Angeles seems perfect; Noah’s definitely does not. But things are rarely so simple in this show of shifting perspectives.
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Falling for the Lure of the Stage. The Backstage.4h Falling for the Lure of the Stage. The Backstage.
Natalie Soto and her brother, Christian, joined a training program at Roundabout Theater Company that aims to diversify the ranks of theater workers.
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Westworld recap: season 2, episode 9 – will man or machine be the last standing?5h Westworld recap: season 2, episode 9 – will man or machine be the last standing?
In another fine late-season episode, Dolores, the Man in Black and Bernard all face their demons as a final reckoning looms
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Christo’s Latest Work Weighs 650 Tons. And It Floats.6h Updated Christo’s Latest Work Weighs 650 Tons. And It Floats.
For his first major outdoor work in Britain, the artist has assembled 7,506 barrels on a lake in Hyde Park, London. He wants the sequel, in Abu Dhabi, to be eight times as tall.
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Posters, Banners, Boarding Passes: Museums Try to Get a Head Start on History6h Updated Posters, Banners, Boarding Passes: Museums Try to Get a Head Start on History
Curators across Europe are increasingly trying “rapid response collecting” to obtain items used in major events just after they happen.
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Dave Matthews Band Outsells Kanye West’s Project and Debuts at No. 16h Dave Matthews Band Outsells Kanye West’s Project and Debuts at No. 1
“Kids See Ghosts,” Mr. West’s album with Kid Cudi, had 10 times as many streams as “Come Tomorrow,” but the Dave Matthews Band LP benefited from a ticket bundle.
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Who will succeed Dimbleby as Question Time host? A look at the candidates6h Who will succeed Dimbleby as Question Time host? A look at the candidates
Kirsty Wark is the bookies’ favourite, but there is a long list of contenders to take over the coveted BBC hosting job For the first time in a quarter of a century,
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‘Sutra’ Returns to Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival6h ‘Sutra’ Returns to Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival
The Lincoln Center festival will also include Haydn’s “The Creation,“ aerial hip-hop dancing and ”Waiting For Godot.”
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William Reese, Leading Seller of Rare Books, Is Dead at 626h Updated William Reese, Leading Seller of Rare Books, Is Dead at 62
For nearly 40 years, Mr. Reese shaped tastes, cultivated collectors and advised museums and libraries from his by-appointment-only store in New Haven.
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John Leslie goes on trial accused of sex assault7h John Leslie goes on trial accused of sex assault
A woman tells a court the former TV presenter put his hand down the back of her trousers.
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‘Incredibles 2’ Sells a Record-Setting $180 Million in Tickets8h Updated ‘Incredibles 2’ Sells a Record-Setting $180 Million in Tickets
The Pixar movie had the best-ever opening for an animated release, benefiting from rapturous word of mouth. Ticket buyers gave it a rare A-plus in exit polls.
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Just chill: the gallery of rebels that took Iceland by storm8h Just chill: the gallery of rebels that took Iceland by storm
Housed in an old herring factory, constantly facing bankruptcy, Reykjavík’s Living Art Museum was once treated with disdain. Now it’s lauded for revitalising the entire country’s art scene In a corner of Reykjavík’s Living Art Museum, a small stone tied in a net hangs precariously from the ceiling. The piece, likely dated from the 1970s, comes from the museum’s collection, although no one seems to know what it is, or who made it. “Maybe someone will recognise it tonight,” speculates the hopeful museum director and artist Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir, as an eccentric flock of locals starts to arrive. They are here for
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Sinitta claims she is victim of six sexual assaults8h Sinitta claims she is victim of six sexual assaults
"You could tell it wasn't the first time they'd done this," the singer says of her unnamed attackers.
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Geraldine McCaughrean ends 30-year Carnegie Medal wait8h Geraldine McCaughrean ends 30-year Carnegie Medal wait
The award ceremony also saw Sydney Smith secure the Kate Greenaway Medal at the British Library.
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Album Review: Beyoncé and Jay-Z: The State of the Union Is Strong10h Updated Album Review: Beyoncé and Jay-Z: The State of the Union Is Strong
The couple abruptly released their long-rumored joint album, “Everything Is Love,” a statement of solidarity in the face of personal and institutional challenges.
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One in five at UK festivals sexually assaulted or harassed – survey10h One in five at UK festivals sexually assaulted or harassed – survey
Just 2% of those subjected to unwanted sexual behaviour say they reported it to police One in five festivalgoers – and more than two in five of those who are female and under 40 – say they have been sexually assaulted or harassed at a UK festival, according to a survey. YouGov found that 22% of all festivalgoers, 30% of female festivalgoers of all ages and 43% of those under 40 said they had faced some kind of unwanted sexual behaviour, the most common being “unwelcome and forceful dancing”.
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When good TV goes bad: Parks and Recreation got sickly sweet10h When good TV goes bad: Parks and Recreation got sickly sweet
Amy Poehler’s joyful show got a bit too joyful, and had a shark-jumping seventh series retreading old ground and leaving a bad taste in the mouth A sitcom about local government employees in the fictional city of Pawnee, Indiana, Parks and Recreation started with more of a whimper than a bang. It was created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, who both worked on the American version of The Office, and in its six-episode first season, the central character, deputy department director Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) was just another ambitious but barely competent boss. In season two, however, she was rewritten to be confident, capable and optimistic in the face of adversity, from never-ending town meetings to the department’s threatened closure. Her enthusiasm was infectious. She was flanked by a team of eccentrics, from a pre-Jurassic Chris Pratt as Andy, the kind of colleague who Googles your symptoms when you’re ill and tells you it might be “network connectivity problems”, to her boss Ron (Nick Offerman), a back-to-the-land libertarian with a cynical take on everything (“There’s only one thing I hate more than lying: skimmed milk. Which is water that’s lying about being milk”). After the show added Adam Scott and Rob Lowe as auditors Ben and Chris, who arrived to help with the budget crisis, the chemistry really clicked, and seasons two to five were as good as sitcom gets, featuring characters who made us laugh and in whose lives we felt invested.
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Elijah Wood reveals techno-horror VR game at E311h Elijah Wood reveals techno-horror VR game at E3
Virtual reality game Transference presents the memories of a "traumatised mental patient"."
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Dutch PinkPop festival: Man held over hit-and-run death11h Dutch PinkPop festival: Man held over hit-and-run death
Police arrest a suspect after a vehicle hit four people at the end of the Pinkpop music festival
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John Travolta mob film Gotti gets whacked by critics11h John Travolta mob film Gotti gets whacked by critics
The actor's troubled biopic of crime boss John Gotti gets a rare 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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David Dimbleby to leave Question Time12h David Dimbleby to leave Question Time
The presenter will leave the political debate show in December after 25 years to return to reporting.
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Wild thoughts: what do wilderness films tell us about our sheltered lifestyles?12h Wild thoughts: what do wilderness films tell us about our sheltered lifestyles?
Films such as Leave No Trace that profess to be about an alternative way of life have more in common with the suburbia of The Truman Show than they seem When I see a movie about people trying to live alternative lifestyles, I think of the travel agency Jim Carrey visits in The Truman Show, with its alarming poster of an airliner getting struck by lightning, accompanied by the slogan: “IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!” A similar deterrent seems to be in operation whenever people reject conventional ways of living in the movies. More often than not, the parents go crazy, the kids are screwed up and you come out of the cinema thinking: “Well, I’m glad I didn’t try that!” For all its merits, Debra Granik’s latest film Leave No Trace can’t help but agree. It’s the story of a father and teenage daughter who live off-grid in the middle of a national park. Despite their minimal carbon footprint, it is not exactly a sustainable lifestyle: they are evicted by the authorities; dad (Ben Foster) is a traumatised war veteran who can’t cope with “civilisation”; daughter (Thomasin McKenzie) discovers what she’s been missing – like friends.
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Dutch PinkPop festival: One dead in hit-and-run13h Updated Dutch PinkPop festival: One dead in hit-and-run
Police arrest a suspect after a vehicle hit four people at the end of the Pinkpop music festival
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Cultured Traveler: Athens, Rising13h Cultured Traveler: Athens, Rising
The city has endured crisis and chaos, and yet is now emerging from the wreckage as one of Europe’s most vibrant and significant cultural capitals.
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Notes from the Cévennes review – an English writer abroad14h Notes from the Cévennes review – an English writer abroad
Adam Thorpe’s erudite memoir reflects on the realities of relocating to a rustic French idyllAdam Thorpe’s memoir begins with a quotation from Daphne du Maurier’s
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Red Flags Among the Roses. What Will Happen on ‘The Bachelorette?’14h Red Flags Among the Roses. What Will Happen on ‘The Bachelorette?’
Reality TV shows do background checks on their contestants, but sometimes they miss important red flags.
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Inside the real Studio 54: Sex balconies! Liza Minnelli! No hats!14h Inside the real Studio 54: Sex balconies! Liza Minnelli! No hats!
Full of rollerskating Wall Street Bankers, tabloid fixtures and postwar frivolity, a new documentary reveals the social backdrop of the famous club
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Crudo: Love in the Apocalypse review – a shimmering experimental novel16h Crudo: Love in the Apocalypse review – a shimmering experimental novel
Donning the persona of the late US author Kathy Acker, Olivia Laing tests the limits of fiction in this extraordinary debutA writer makes things up. In making things up, a greater truth is revealed. This is the premise of much fiction that nostalgically grasps for a certainty that feels as modern as taxidermy. “You couldn’t make it up,” is the hackneyed vernacular. Right now: governance via tweets, poisonings in Salisbury, ice shelves dissolving, the anniversary of a flammable tower block turning into a tomb. Jacob Rees-Mogg being spoken of as a viable prime minister. Nazis in Charlottesville and Hungary. Steve Bannon. Trump meeting the two Kims: Kardashian and Jong-un.
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Lucy Worsley picks five books that explore hidden domestic lives17h Lucy Worsley picks five books that explore hidden domestic lives
From the evolution of plumbing to the freedoms of well-to-do women, the historian chooses books that shine a light on the nitty-gritty of life in the past “Who emptied the chamber pots?” ask our visitors at
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Best TV of 2018 so far17h Best TV of 2018 so far
Queer Eye gets revamp, Hugh Grant enjoys a makeover and Anthony Hopkins delivers his usual Shakespearian splendour – with added karate … The small screen’s finest offerings so far Donald Glover’s surreal, sprawling account of life inside and outside the Atlanta rap scene continues to takes risks in its second season, attempting everything from a full-on horror movie in one episode to a relationship drama set at a German Fasnacht festival in the next. There’s still nothing on television quite like it.
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What’s on TV Monday: The MTV Movie & TV Awards and the Monterey Pop Festival17h What’s on TV Monday: The MTV Movie & TV Awards and the Monterey Pop Festival
“Black Panther” leads at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. And the Monterey Pop Festival streams 51 years after it happened.
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Buried Alive Beneath a Road? An Australian Artist Explains18h Buried Alive Beneath a Road? An Australian Artist Explains
Mike Parr has been entombed in a steel box under a busy road in the Australian state of Tasmania since Thursday. Here’s why he did that to himself.
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Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Narcissus Garden’ Is Coming to the Rockaways18h Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Narcissus Garden’ Is Coming to the Rockaways
Ms. Kusama’s piece, which consists of over a thousand reflective spheres, will be installed on July 1 in Fort Tilden.
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Westworld: ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 9: The Stain20h Westworld: ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 9: The Stain
This week’s tragic episode took full measure of William’s all-consuming obsession and the destruction it has caused in his life.
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The Affair: ‘The Affair’ Season 4 Premiere: California Dreamin’20h The Affair: ‘The Affair’ Season 4 Premiere: California Dreamin’
Helen’s new life in Los Angeles seems perfect; Noah’s definitely does not. But things are rarely so simple in this show of shifting perspectives.
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Review: Theater as Sabotage in the Dazzling ‘Fairview’23h Review: Theater as Sabotage in the Dazzling ‘Fairview’
Jackie Sibblies Drury’s ruthless comic drama about perceptions of race artfully plays the cat to an audience of white mice.
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Taking a stand against sexism and racism in the advertising industry23h Taking a stand against sexism and racism in the advertising industry
Magazine editor Sherry Collins is taking a stand after being confused for a prostitute at a media event.
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Critic’s Notebook: At the Louvre, Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Both Outsiders and Heirs25h Updated Critic’s Notebook: At the Louvre, Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Both Outsiders and Heirs
A critic’s guide to the art in the couple’s new video, from the Mona Lisa to “Raft of the Medusa.”
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Question Time: David Dimbleby to step down after 25 years25h Question Time: David Dimbleby to step down after 25 years
David Dimbleby, who has hosted Question Time since 1994, says he will leave it at the end of the year.
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Review: ‘Radio Delirio’ Focuses on a Forgettable Man27h Review: ‘Radio Delirio’ Focuses on a Forgettable Man
The writer-performer Alessandro Magania narrates the tale of a man disguised as a page-turner, working hard to not be noticed.
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At River to River Festival, Dancing Amid the Mundane and Majestic27h At River to River Festival, Dancing Amid the Mundane and Majestic
Works by Cori Olinghouse, Enrico D. Wey and Catherine Galasso are performed across Lower Manhattan, at nondescript office buildings and historical sites.
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Review: ‘Fruit Trilogy,’ Eve Ensler’s New Show, Brims With Outrage29h Review: ‘Fruit Trilogy,’ Eve Ensler’s New Show, Brims With Outrage
Certain moments are politically and artistically potent, but most of “Fruit Trilogy,” a program of three short plays, is pervaded by a curious flatness.
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Drafting a Eulogy for Classic Rock31h Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Drafting a Eulogy for Classic Rock
In “Twilight of the Gods,” Steven Hyden writes about what a generation of music gave to the culture — and whether any of it can last.
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The Carters: Everything Is Love review – Beyoncé and Jay-Z celebrate their marriage and magnificence33h The Carters: Everything Is Love review – Beyoncé and Jay-Z celebrate their marriage and magnificence
The duo’s surprise release, rooted far more in hip-hop than R&B, embraces their romantic bliss and phenomenal wealth as well as highlighting racism in the US It may seem an odd thing to say about a record that’s a guaranteed smash hit, but there’s a sense in which Everything Is Love represents a rather dicey undertaking, and not merely because it features Beyoncé rapping more heavily than it features Beyoncé singing. It’s clearly intended as the third part of a trilogy. After
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Buried Alive Beneath a Road? An Australian Artist Explains.33h Updated Buried Alive Beneath a Road? An Australian Artist Explains.
Mike Parr has been entombed in a steel box under a busy road in the Australian state of Tasmania since Thursday. Here’s why he did that to himself.
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Arundhati Roy: ‘The point of the writer is to be unpopular’38h Arundhati Roy: ‘The point of the writer is to be unpopular’
The acclaimed author and activist answers questions from our readers and famous fans on the state of modern India, the threat of AI, and why sometimes only fiction can fully address the world Arundhati Roy does not believe in rushing things.
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Andrew Scott: ‘I hate Shakespeare being put in a glass box, like a dead thing’38h Andrew Scott: ‘I hate Shakespeare being put in a glass box, like a dead thing’
The Sherlock star on Shakespeare, modern-day morality and playing a Christmas baubleAndrew Scott, 41, was born and raised in Dublin. Recently seen in the
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Political podcasts: 10 of the best39h Political podcasts: 10 of the best
In an age of dizzying headlines at home and abroad, political podcasts help an increasing number of listeners keep abreast of a fast-moving and often overwhelming news cycleSerious times call for serious listening. That’s one explanation, at least, for the current explosion in political podcasting. Brexit, the rise of the spectacularly unpredictable Donald Trump, the spread of far-right and far-left populism – all feed a hunger to understand what’s going on and a feeling that it isn’t safe to fall too far behind the news. Something similar happened in the immediate aftermath of the credit crunch, when the realisation that something life-changing had evidently been going on beneath our noses prompted a thirst for anything – books, public lectures, documentaries – that helped readers get to grips with a bewildering world of sub-prime lending and quantitative easing. Now it’s knowing your hard border from your
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Ocean’s 8 review – all-girl gang doesn’t quite deliver the goods39h Ocean’s 8 review – all-girl gang doesn’t quite deliver the goods
Serious star power and slick direction can’t make up for an ensemble cast’s failure to gel This all-girl riff on Steven Soderbergh’s deliciously slick Oceans trilogy is a fun-enough spin-off that centres around a revenge heist orchestrated by Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), sister of George Clooney’s Danny. Her team comprises Ocean’s partner (Cate Blanchett, who has very little to say or do here), a has-been, tax-evading fashion designer (Helena Bonham Carter, playfully described as “big in the 90s – big Edwardian collars”), a diamond expert (Mindy Kaling), stoner-hacker “Nine Ball” (a drily hilarious Rihanna), a pickpocketing, motormouthed teenager (comedian Awkwafina) and Sarah Paulson’s bored stay-at-home mum as the “fence” or go-between. Their plan is to steal a Cartier necklace from the unsuspecting neck of Bambi-eyed actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) at the Met Gala and pin the blame on Debbie’s art dealer ex-boyfriend. Some things work well, such as Hathaway, whose finely tuned facial expressions are the best thing about the film by a country mile; elastic smile and saucer eyes one minute, features furrowed like a wily cat’s the next. Ditto for Blanchett’s jackets, which range from buttery motorcycle leathers and green velvet to leopard-print fur, silk bombers and immaculately tailored pantsuits in sky blue and Willy Wonka plum.
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Hereditary review – shock horror? Only up to a point...39h Hereditary review – shock horror? Only up to a point...
Genuine scares give way to generic cliche in Ari Aster’s much garlanded debut featureBreathless comparisons to
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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘The Affair’ and ‘Parts Unknown’41h What’s on TV Sunday: ‘The Affair’ and ‘Parts Unknown’
“The Affair” starts its fourth season with the four main characters drifting apart. And the penultimate episode of “Parts Unknown” takes place at Mardi Gras.
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