From left, Billy Magnussen, Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks in 'Bridge of Spies'

Bridge of Spies — film review: ‘Suspense and wit’

Tom Hanks stars in Spielberg’s flawed but thrilling cold war tale

The Life of a Song

Bob Dylan backstage at the Manchester Free Trade Hall concert in 1966 ©Redferns
Bob Dylan’s tumbling, cascading 1965 hit was originally written as a vengeful stream of ‘vomit’ directed at an antagonist
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The 1951 hit from Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats is often considered to be the first rock ’n’ roll record. But is that really the case?
Cate Blanchett in 'Carol'

Carol — film review: ‘Gorgeous, beguiling’

Impeccable acting and heavenly visuals in Todd Haynes’s romance

Rory Cochrane and Johnny Depp in 'Black Mass'

Black Mass — film review: ‘Patience-wearing’

Johhny Depp stars in the tired tale of a real-life Boston gangster

'The Good Dinosaur'

The Good Dinosaur — film review: ‘A soppy yarn’

Pixar’s new animation has corny dialogue and a trite plot

Rebecka Josephson in 'My Skinny Sister'

My Skinny Sister — film review: ‘Human, vulnerable’

A film about family, afflictions and addictions casts a spell

Deutsche Oper’s production of 'La Passion de Simone'. Photo: Ruth Walz
©Ruth Walz

La Passion de Simone, Tischlerei, Berlin

This staging of Kaija Saariaho’s opera lacks essential mysticism

Alan Cox and Oscar Pearce in 'The Divided Laing'. Photo: Adam Bennett
©Adam Bennett

The Divided Laing, Arcola Theatre, London — ‘Lacking credibility’

An unconvincing drama about radical psychiatrist R.D. Laing

From left, Naomi Wirthner, Anna Calder-Marshall and Josh Hamilton. Photo: Catherine Ashmore
©Catherine Ashmore

Evening at the Talk House, National Theatre (Dorfman), London — ‘Casually grotesque’

Wallace Shawn’s new play takes aim at 21st-century amorality

Martyn Jacques and Laura Caldow. Photo: Tom Arber
©Tom Arber

Lulu: A Murder Ballad, Linbury Studio Theatre, London — ‘Menacing’

A powerful, murky retelling of Lulu’s sorry tale

Ben Jones in 'Ben Hur'. Photo: Mark Douet
©Mark Douet

Ben Hur, Tricycle Theatre, London — ‘Innocently daft’

A likeable comedy featuring all manner of theatrical nonsense

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