Life & Arts

Julianne Moore trills as opera star in hostage drama

Julianne Moore could put a toothpaste advert into awards contention with the inner turmoil she conveys with her magnificent eyes. She certainly lifts her scenes in this slushy heavy on the romance adaptation of Ann Pratchett’s novel about a world-famous opera singer falling in love with a Japanese billionaire during [...]

How The Blair Witch Project changed horror for ever

We will never get a movie like The Blair Witch Project again. Having said that, we’ve had dozens of movies like The Blair Witch Project. In the 20 years since its release, it has transformed the horror landscape, and more besides. “Found footage” is now a sub-genre in itself thanks to it. How many horror movies [...]

Francis Spufford pens unauthorised Narnia novel

Francis Spufford has taken a break from writing award-winning adult literature to fill in the details of what exactly went on in Narnia before The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. But he isn’t expecting his novel, set in CS Lewis’s magical world, to be published any time [...]
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