Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in '45 Years'

45 Years — film review

The gripping story of a marriage shaken by a ghost from the past

The Life of a Song

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
Hoagy Carmichael in 1930 ©GAB/Redferns
The languid, almost sensuous lyrics of this tune could as easily be about a lover as the southern US state
'Straight Outta Compton' tells the story of rappers NWA

Straight Outta Compton — film review

A boisterous portrait of gangsta rap pioneers NWA

Zac Efron in 'We Are Your Friends'

We Are Your Friends — film review

Zac Efron plays a would-be electronic dance music DJ

Rupert Friend in 'Hitman: Agent 47'

Hitman: Agent 47 — film review

Rupert Friend is a bio-engineered assassin in this thriller

Monica Vitti and Alain Delon in 'L'Eclisse'

L’Eclisse — film review

Antonioni’s 1962 film still exerts a strange grip

A string performance in Moritzburg Castle
©Oliver Killig

Moritzburg Festival, Germany

A striking setting for music that was bold rather than beautiful

HAMLET by Shakespeare, , Writer - William Shakespeare, Director - Lyndsey Turner, Set design -Es Devlin, Lighting - Jane Cox, The Barbican, 2015, Credit: Johan Persson/
©Johan Persson

Hamlet, Barbican Theatre, London

Cumberbatch is a persuasive prince in this dynamic but bumpy staging

Peter Kennard’s ‘Crushed Missile’ (1980), on show at the Imperial War Museum, London

An art show a day keeps the boredom away

One man’s challenge: to see a London art exhibition every day in August

The Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra with Matthias Pintscher
©Peter Fischli

Lucerne Festival, KKL, Lucerne, Switzerland

The festival’s ‘Day for Pierre Boulez’ was a triumph

Roger Thomas

Lonnie Holley, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

The singer/keyboardist conjured up ghosts and faraway places

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