Have an indie little Christmas

A host of artists have recorded festive tunes, deliberately hokey or genuinely heart-warming, raucous or tender

So postmodern it’s criminal

This week’s new film releases reviewed: ‘Seven Psychopaths’, ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’, ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’, ‘The Oranges’, ‘You Will Be My Son’ and ‘I, Anna’

Last year brought some great music

From Mr Justin Tooth. Sir, James Mackintosh is resorting to some lengths to create a connection between last year and 1986 for his column on the Baltic Dry Index (The Short View, February 2)

Tom Waits: Bad As Me

The artist’s first studio album in seven years brings together different strands of his performing persona