"In the programme, there are many lovely photos but one especially captures that time - him peeking under the covering of one shark, his father at the its head"
"Who needs Ingmar Bergman, Fellini, Tarkovsky or Godard when there's a bright Texan rebel lurking around the arthouses?"
"First the good news. It's good. The bad news? It's nearly two and a half hours long. Take sandwiches"
"Pig is mythic, macho and very serious about what it wants to say. But what does it want to say?"
"It looks like a classic teen comedy – all California pop colours and Charli XCX – but it’s a genre movie of a darker kind: rape revenge"
"Todays conservative Millennials and Gen Z readers will view all this as if it’s a TikTok from another, more prurient planet, and recoil"
"Pandemics, zombie cities, political coups attempted by inept supervillains – the stuff of fiction invaded real life this year"
"All this is bleak stuff. Delighted as I always am to see my home city represented in fiction, and to rewalk its geography in prose, I also cavil at depictions of Glaswegian life that are unremittingly grim"
"She got up at the end and – wiping tears from her eyes – said it was the best day of her life"