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Swinging 60s surrealist Penny Slinger: ‘Collectors thought I came with the art’

She made psychic dolls houses, erotic wedding cakes and full-frontal collages. But the world wasnt ready for her powerful personal visions. Is Lady Picasso about to get her dues? Penelope Slinger has never done anything by halves. She remembers drawing her first really accomplished picture in 1952, when she was four and a half. It Read more »

Andrew Scott: ‘Its mind-blowing being described as a sex symbol’

The actor, 42, on the pleasure of acting in Fleabag, Irelands new progressiveness and not being the next James Bond I was brought up in Dublin. My parents are from Tyrone and Mayo. I went to a Catholic boys school. It was a different time for Ireland back then. With the same-sex marriage referendum of Read more »

Netflix to adapt One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garca Mrquez

Streaming giant buys rights to create first ever screen adaptation of Colombian authors seminal 1967 magical realist novel Netflix has acquired the rights to Gabriel Garca Mrquezs seminal One Hundred Years of Solitude to create the first screen adaptation of the authors 1967 masterpiece. The streaming company announced on Wednesday that the book will be Read more »

The 20 best music documentaries ranked!

We rate the best films on the music scene down the decades, from Bob Dylan to Blur, Anvil to Amy Winehouse 20. Starshaped (1993) This catches Blur on the brink of the Britpop explosion, looking keen but confused, and often the worse for wear. Car-crash highlights include Damon Albarn falling off a speaker and John Read more »

‘He was high-brow, low-brow, every-brow!’ the genius of Leonard Bernstein

Composer, conductor, inspiration, FBI suspect Leonard Bernstein was born 100 years ago this August, and this summers Proms will celebrate his work. Musicians, critics and his own family remember an astounding talent Marin Alsop: Bernstein the inspiration Bernstein was impossibly brilliantin so many different areas: a genius conductor, composer, author, pianist, thinker, activist, educator and Read more »

From Game of Thrones to The Crown: the woman who turns actors into stars

The long read: Nina Golds role is invisible, and yet her taste has shaped much of what we watch on film and TV. By Sophie Elmhirst Earlier this year, the casting director Nina Gold sat at the back of the stalls of the Criterion theatre in the West End and watched a group of students Read more »

Is the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off spiralling towards disaster?

Fans have got a bad feeling about the prequel after more reports of on-set turmoil. But recent history suggests we shouldnt panic yet Whoever said theres no such thing as bad publicity was clearly not thinking about the Death Star-sized pulse of negative buzz that has hit Solo: A Star Wars Story over the past Read more »

Oscar nominations 2018: a cautious, comfort-food list in Trumpian times

The Shape of Water leads a nominations list that offers up exotic fantasy and imagined past, but is missing something ferocious and polarising Oscar nominations 2018: a cautious, comfort-food list in Trumpian times The Shape of Water leads a nominations list that offers up exotic fantasy and imagined past, but is missing something truly ferocious Read more »

Blade Runner 2049 to Bond 25: yes, Mr Villeneuve, we expect you to direct

Like Christopher Nolan, Sam Mendes and Peter Jackson, Villeneuve is a rare example of a visionary film-maker with franchise nous. Can he get the 007 gig? Sam Mendes may have done more than just reload 007s Walther PPK with box-office bullets when he took on Quantum of Solaces Marc Forster; Die Another Days Lee Tamahori) Read more »

Bricking it: why the Lego movie franchise is on shaky foundations

The Lego Ninjago Movie cant hope to live up to the standard of either the original film or Lego Batman. Has quality already been sacrificed to quantity? When we discuss the fad for cinematic universes, with their unimaginative bloat and paucity of ideas, we tend to overlook Lego. Thats partly because, in terms of sheer Read more »