Edward Lawrenson

For the Rohingya, Covid is both a distraction and a threat
Opinion

For the Rohingya, Covid is both a distraction and a threat

Lunar eclipsed – ‘First Man’ leaves our critic earthbound in his final review
Film

Lunar eclipsed – ‘First Man’ leaves our critic earthbound in his final review

‘Columbus’ savours the fine architecture of buildings and relationships alike
Film

‘Columbus’ savours the fine architecture of buildings and relationships alike

‘The Gospel According to André’ – the doc for a dedicated follower of fashion
Film

‘The Gospel According to André’ – the doc for a dedicated follower of fashion

‘Matangi/Maya/MIA’ – celebrating the many facets of a truly singular artist
Music

‘Matangi/Maya/MIA’ – celebrating the many facets of a truly singular artist

Back in the saddle – ‘The Rider’ leaps flawlessly between reality and fiction
Film

Back in the saddle – ‘The Rider’ leaps flawlessly between reality and fiction

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ gives a whole new meaning to bad education
Film

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ gives a whole new meaning to bad education

Pawel Pawlikowski’s musical romance ‘Cold War’ finds love in a hopeless place
Film

Pawel Pawlikowski’s musical romance ‘Cold War’ finds love in a hopeless place

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is a provocative and urgent film for our times
Film

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is a provocative and urgent film for our times

The Eyes of Orson Welles offers a fresh perspective on the filmmaker’s life
Film

The Eyes of Orson Welles offers a fresh perspective on the filmmaker’s life

How very good was 1988 high-school black comedy Heathers?
Film

How very good was 1988 high-school black comedy Heathers?

With its semi-miraculous plot contrivances ‘The Apparition’ is beyond belief
Film

With its semi-miraculous plot contrivances ‘The Apparition’ is beyond belief

Daniel Kokotajlo’s debut ‘Apostasy’ is a tense tale of faith versus family
Film

Daniel Kokotajlo’s debut ‘Apostasy’ is a tense tale of faith versus family

‘Generation Wealth’: A suitably overloaded look at lives of the super-rich
Film

‘Generation Wealth’: A suitably overloaded look at lives of the super-rich

Losing his religion: Ethan Hawke excels as pained pastor in ‘First Reformed’
Film

Losing his religion: Ethan Hawke excels as pained pastor in ‘First Reformed’

‘Mary Shelley’ – quite contrary to the character this film wants us to know
TV

‘Mary Shelley’ – quite contrary to the character this film wants us to know

Standing out from the herd – in praise of Belgian filmmaker Agnes Varda
Film

Standing out from the herd – in praise of Belgian filmmaker Agnes Varda

‘In the Fade’ – Diane Kruger excels in tale of far-right violence and revenge
Film

‘In the Fade’ – Diane Kruger excels in tale of far-right violence and revenge

The bacchanalian disco inferno of Studio 54 was too hot to handle for some
Culture

The bacchanalian disco inferno of Studio 54 was too hot to handle for some

‘McQueen’ is another fine cut in the recent fashion of haute couture movies
Film

‘McQueen’ is another fine cut in the recent fashion of haute couture movies

Don’t let the daftness of ‘L’Amant Double’ trouble you – just surrender
Film

Don’t let the daftness of ‘L’Amant Double’ trouble you – just surrender

Lucrecia Martel’s ‘Zama’ is a llama llama ding dong well worth waiting for
Film

Lucrecia Martel’s ‘Zama’ is a llama llama ding dong well worth waiting for

‘On Chesil Beach’ handsomely remembers a Britain before sexual liberation
Film

‘On Chesil Beach’ handsomely remembers a Britain before sexual liberation

Splashy French Jean-Luc Godard biopic ‘Redoubtable’ sinks with all hands
Film

Splashy French Jean-Luc Godard biopic ‘Redoubtable’ sinks with all hands

‘New Town Utopia’ bids you welcome to the concrete bungle
Film

‘New Town Utopia’ bids you welcome to the concrete bungle

‘Beast’ is a feast of psycho-sexual energy and violent passion
Film

‘Beast’ is a feast of psycho-sexual energy and violent passion

‘120 Beats per Minute’ is an Aids docudrama that doesn’t waste a second
Film

‘120 Beats per Minute’ is an Aids docudrama that doesn’t waste a second

Isle of Dogs, review – is it time Wes Anderson learned some new tricks?
Film

Isle of Dogs, review – is it time Wes Anderson learned some new tricks?

Punk, Icon, Activist: Never mind the Sex Pistols, here’s Vivienne
Film

Punk, Icon, Activist: Never mind the Sex Pistols, here’s Vivienne

The Square, review – is it hip to be satirising art world vapidity?
Film

The Square, review – is it hip to be satirising art world vapidity?

You Were Never Really Here, review – Joaquin Phoenix nails hammer hitman act
Film

You Were Never Really Here, review – Joaquin Phoenix nails hammer hitman act

A Fantastic Woman, review – Oscar hopeful is a powerful portrait of prejudice
Film

A Fantastic Woman, review – Oscar hopeful is a powerful portrait of prejudice

Dark River, review – dive into this murky Yorkshire drama at your own risk
Film

Dark River, review – dive into this murky Yorkshire drama at your own risk

Lady Bird, review – the Oscars will be aflutter for this coming-of-age comedy
Film

Lady Bird, review – the Oscars will be aflutter for this coming-of-age comedy

Loveless, review – an ominous portrait of neglect with precious little hope
Film

Loveless, review – an ominous portrait of neglect with precious little hope

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