Sound and vision from the past, present and future
"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"
"Don’t expect celebrity tidbits, although there are a few, such as Brad Pitt’s on-set flatulence (hey, he’s only human)"
"My dad had to impale his mother at her funeral, so she wouldn’t become a striga after burial"