sun 18/04/2021

Reviews

Reissue CDs Weekly: T2 - It'll All Work Out In Boomland

Kieron Tyler

It'll All Work Out In Boomland was issued by Decca at the end of July 1970. A poor seller at the time, it began attracting attention in the mid-Eighties when prices for original copies began creeping up. Around 2000, it was picking up about £100.

Promising Young Woman, Sky Cinema review - Emerald Fennell's brilliant directorial debut

Adam Sweeting

After winning a couple of Baftas, and with five nominations at next week’s Oscars, Promising Young Woman comes surging in on the crest of a wave.

Citizen Lane review - fascinating dramadoc about...

Veronica Lee

On first sight, Citizen Lane's appeal may seem limited to those with an Irish connection or an interest in fine art. But director Thaddeus O'Sullivan...

Hough, Hallé, Elder, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester...

Robert Beale

Sir Mark Elder is back with the Hallé for the latest (and penultimate) filmed concert in their “Winter Season” of 2020 and 2021, including the world...

Isserlis, LPO, Elder, Southbank Centre online...

Boyd Tonkin

The Southbank Centre automatically stuck the trusty “Bohemian Rhapsodies” headline on this London Philharmonic Orchestra concert of Czech music...

True Mothers review - how many people does it take to raise a child?

Markie Robson-Scott

Atmospheric but sentimental: Japanese auteur Naomi Kawase casts her gaze on adoption

Bent Coppers: Crossing the Line of Duty, BBC Two review - when crime paid handsomely for corrupt officers

Adam Sweeting

Astounding history of how the Met went rotten from within

Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott: Failures of State review - a devastating exposé, slightly mistimed

Sarah Collins

Precipitous publication may mean this feat of research fails to make its mark

Too Close, ITV review - capable cast struggles with unrewarding material

Adam Sweeting

Unconvincing TV treatment of Natalie Daniels novel

Benjamin Grosvenor, Barbican online review - black magic and golden-age gorgeousness

Jessica Duchen

The British pianist's recital beautifully evokes romanticism in isolation

Polly Barton: Fifty Sounds review - what is lost in translation

India Lewis

How to understand a language if you don't understand yourself

Reissue CDs Weekly: Wes Montgomery - The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings

Kieron Tyler

Live recordings from 1965 are a footnote in the jazz guitarist’s discography

Night in Paradise review - lukewarm bloodbath

Tom Baily

Violent gangster thriller is bogged down by morose pensive sequences

Sequin in a Blue Room review - soullessness and sex in Sydney

Matt Wolf

Directing debut is grimly compelling if not always plausible

The Seven Deadly Sins / Mahagonny Songspiel, Royal Opera online - modern morality tales mesh uneasily

David Nice

More time needed in knocking this fascinating Brecht/Weill double bill into shape

Castalian Quartet, Stoller Hall, Manchester online review - mercurial playing fits a varied programme

Bernard Hughes

Haydn and Adès rub shoulders in a recital of drama and excitement

Sound of Metal review - hidden depths behind the decibels

Adam Sweeting

Absorbing story of hard choices and self-knowledge

This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist, Netflix - the last word (for now)

Florence Hallett

Three decades on and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum mystery is still hot

Undine review - respecting the nymph

Graham Fuller

A captivating if unexpected mythic romance from director Christian Petzold

Intruder, Channel 5 review - implausible but watchable

Adam Sweeting

The death of a home invader opens a can of worms

Andrea Bajani: If You Kept a Record of Sins review - where blame, grief and discovery meet

Jessica Payn

Irresistibly spare narrative reckons with a mother’s death in Romania

Loyiso Gola, Netflix review - South African muses on race, religion and friendship

Veronica Lee

Reflections that make you stop and think

Romeo and Juliet, National Theatre online review - a triumphant hybrid

Heather Neill

Simon Godwin's debut film is part dressed-down rehearsal, part cinematic flourish

Queen Elizabeth and the Spy in the Palace, Channel 4 review - how the Fourth Man burrowed deep into the British Establishment

Adam Sweeting

Did Anthony Blunt uncover secrets which threatened the survival of the house of Windsor?

Wilderness review – 'what comes after besotted?'

Sebastian Scotney

Improvisatory filmmaking underpinned by a magical jazz soundtrack

Messiah highlights, English National Opera, BBC Two review – short-cut sorrow and redemption

Boyd Tonkin

Fine performances: but why this brutally truncated Handel?

Reissue CDs Weekly: Tame Impala - InnerSpeaker (2010➝2020)

Kieron Tyler

Box-set makeover of one of the last decade or so’s greatest albums

Bach St John Passions from Oxford and Stockholm online review – theatrical drive from Gardiner, interiority under Harding

David Nice

Fine young English Evangelist and Christ versus Gerhaher, Hallenberg and others

Living Newspaper, Edition 3, Royal Court online review – bleak news, sharp words

Laura De Lisle

Third instalment of the irreverent series takes on Boris, star signs, and casual sexism

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