Amy — film review

A compelling documentary about the rise and fall of Amy Winehouse

The Life of a Song

Elvis Costello in 1982 ©Getty
Written by Elvis Costello during the Falklands War, the song’s specific setting and political subtext didn’t deter covers
Louis Armstrong ©Getty
The song made famous by Louis Armstrong had its roots in an 18th-century London broadside ballad before being transported to New Orleans and beyond
From left, Emilia Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jai Courtney in 'Terminator Genisys'

Terminator Genisys — film review

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as an ageing replicant

Orson Welles

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles — film review

An appropriately uneven documentary about the director and actor

David Nicholas Wilkinson, left, watches Louis Le Prince's 1888 film in New York

The First Film — film review

This fine documentary pursues a mysterious Victorian filmmaker

Elizabeth Banks and Channing Tatum in 'Magic Mike XXL'

Magic Mike XXL — film review

Channing Tatum stars in this grim sequel to the cheeky comedy

Morgana O’Reilly in 'Housebound'

Housebound — film review

An engagingly weird horror film from New Zealand

Raimund Hoghe, right, in 'Quartet'
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Montpellier Danse 2015, Montpellier, France — review

Three productions focused on carefully crafted movement

The Heath Quartet
©Kaupo Kikkas

Heath Quartet, Wigmore Hall, London — review

An imaginatively planned recital featuring strings and soprano

Piero di Cosimo’s ‘Liberation of Andromeda’ (1510-15)
©Uffizi Gallery

Piero di Cosimo, Uffizi Galleries, Florence — review

The painter is revealed as a man with a curious, quirky mind

Israel Galván, left, and Akram Khan in 'Torobaka'
©Jean Louis Fernandez

Torobaka, Sadler’s Wells, London — review

Akram Khan and Israel Galván’s flamenco-kathak piece returns

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