Broadbent and Helen Mirren, as his long-suffering wife, are both wonderful in The Duke, a jaunty but at times extremely moving account of how – and more significantly, why – a working-class Geordie called Kempton Bunton ended up with Francisco Goya's celebrated 1812 portrait of the Duke of Wellington hidden at the back of his wardrobe. … [Read more...] about Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent and an art heist yarn that will steal your heart: BRIAN VINER reviews The Duke
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King George IV, who used to breakfast on steak pie, brandy and two pigeons, would have baulked at her scone pizza on Nadiya Bakes (BBC2). The size of a bicycle wheel, this monster scone was cut into triangular slices and topped with a deep quilt of blueberry jam stirred into clotted cream. … [Read more...] about CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night’s TV: Never mind that diet… Nadiya’s motto is – bake, eat and be happy
Joining a festival for the Day of the Dead in Nogales, she boogied alongside a child who was wearing a bridal gown with her face painted like a skull. … [Read more...] about CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night’s TV: Sue’s so perky even a hit of Kama Sutra tequila can’t blunt her wit
Which brings us back to Broadway. Miriam turns up her nose at The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera as tourist attractions, though she belongs to the firmly middlebrow set that made the upbeat Hamilton a gargantuan hit and closed the edgy, challenging Slave Play after four months. Rudnick’s writing encapsulates and celebrates the worst instincts in this class of viewer, affirming where it should be confronting. The Danish film-maker Lars Von Trier says that a good film should be “like a rock in your shoe”, and the poet Cesar A Cruz declared the purpose of art “to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed”. In this capacity, by the basic functioning of art, Rudnick and Roach have failed. As activists, doubly so. … [Read more...] about Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?
Macdonald is persuasive that the current uses of many of Britain’s unpopulated places offer poor economic returns relative to the activities they could support if the focus was on the restoration of nature. Rebirding argues for four changes that must occur if we are to hope for better outcomes: first, national parks and other wild lands must be managed for wildlife rather than for grouse, deer, sheep, forestry, dairy and cereal farms. Second, we must introduce large mammals, the landscape architects, and let them do their work. Third, we must let nature heal itself. Finally, we should stop tidying things up. … [Read more...] about Rebirding by Benedict Macdonald review – rewilding Britain and its birds