Timothy Spall in 'Mr Turner'

Mr Turner – film review

A bewitching performance from Timothy Spall in Mike Leigh’s biopic

Culture columns

The Original Sin of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from Paradise is a fresco (280x570 cm) of Michelangelo Buonarroti, dated to about 1510 and is part of the decoration of the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums in Rome, commissioned by Pope Julius II. ©Dreamstime
The laws of demand and supply dictate that there will be a two-tier system of cultural tourism
Hip-hop and martial arts are perfect bedfellows because they both channel violent impulses
Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Nightcrawler'

Nightcrawler – film review

Jake Gyllenhaal is spellbinding as a nocturnal TV news gatherer

'The Overnighters'

The Overnighters – film review

Jesse Moss’s documentary is full of ambush and illumination

Enrico Pieranunzi

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio: Mediterranean Tales, Vortex Jazz Club, London – review

The pianists’s Italianate vision was atmospherically rendered

Le Patin Libre

Le Patin Libre, Alexandra Palace, London – review

Thin pickings from the Montreal ice-skating troupe

Fiona Button and Michael Gould in ''Tis Pity She's a Whore'
©Alastair Muir

’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London – review

John Ford’s disturbing tragedy thrives under candlelight

Arcadi Volodos
©Ali Schafler

Arcadi Volodos, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

An inspiring recital from the Russian pianist

John Dagleish and George Maguire in 'Sunny Afternoon'
©Kevin Cummins

Sunny Afternoon, Harold Pinter Theatre, London – review

An irresistible jukebox musical telling the story of The Kinks

Nat Ramabulana, centre, in 'A Distant Drum'
©Julien Jourdes

A Distant Drum, Zankel Hall, New York – review

Ralf Schmid’s piece zooms busily between its disparate elements


Jump, Peacock Theatre, London – review

The Korean martial arts show returns to London