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Bridge of Spies: a sentimental history

Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies is a great film. There’s no doubt about it. A classic in his familiar historical thriller vein. But it is just that: a classic Spielberg film, in a style that has become almost too familiar. There is the classic Hanks-Spielberg pairing, the all-American patriotism of films like Lincoln and Saving Private Ryan, the sentimental optimism ...

The power of music: Farinelli and the King

Farinelli and the King, showing at the Duke of York Theatre, is a powerful and evocative celebration of music and the arts. It is also that rare and brilliant thing: a true work of art in itself. Written by Claire van Kampen and directed by John Dove, it tells the story of the reclusive Spanish king Phillippe V. Mentally unstable ...

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