Owen Wilson in 'No Escape'

No Escape — film review

Tense thriller about an American family escaping an Asian coup

The Life of a Song

The record cover for James Moody’s 1949 version
The 1930s innocent melody became a crooner’s staple before evolving into a test-piece for jazz vocalists
Nat King Cole in 1948 ©Lisa Larsen/Getty Images
The 1948 hit established Nat King Cole’s solo career - but it also lived through racial bigotry and legal action before covers by Frank Sinatra, David Bowie and Lady Gaga
'The Second Mother'

The Second Mother — film review

Class protocol is expertly disrupted in this Brazilian comedy


Dope — film review

Teenage gang members are drawn together in this misfiring comedy

Mamie Gummer and Meryl Streep in 'Ricki and the Flash'

Ricki and the Flash — film review

Meryl Streep plays a bar band singer in Jonathan Demme’s film

Olivia Cooke and Thomas Mann in 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl — film review

Moments of sweetness emerge from this whimsical teenage tale

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in 'American Ultra'

American Ultra — film review

Jesse Eisenberg is a small-town loser in this jarring comedy

Dreamthinkspeak's 'Absent'
©Jim Stephenson

Absent, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

A beautiful new site-responsive work from dreamthinkspeak

Jungmin Seo of SU:M plays the taepyeongso
©Judith Burrows

SU:M and Arthur Jeffes, Purcell Room, London

Korean duo SU:M played music that was clean, bright and beautiful

Denise Gough, foreground, as Emma in 'People, Places and Things'
©Alastair Muir

People, Places and Things, National Theatre (Dorfman), London

Denise Gough gives a superb performance in a play about addiction

Marin Alsop at the BBC Proms
©Chris Christodoulou

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/ Alsop, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London — review

Marin Alsop conducted a well-prepared all-Brahms performance