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Great hairdos, love the wallpaper – shame about the movie: Almodóvar’s Julieta reviewed

19 May 2016 15:27

Pedro Almodóvar’s last two films were affronts to his reputation as a director. The Skin I Live In (2011) was…

Michael Jackson’s back from the dead. Again.

13 May 2014 11:34

Pop humpty-dumpty Michael Jackson has a new album out today. If that statement seems odd, you don’t know the half…

Disposable dance-pop at its best and a Lennon-lite yawnfest. Kylie and George Michael’s new albums reviewed

13 March 2014 13:15

George Michael and Kylie Minogue have albums out this week. And while they might both be distinctly second-division these days,…

When Arthur Scargill tried to buy his council flat, he bought Thatcherism

15 January 2014 20:55

There’s a case for saying that the Thatcher government’s sale of council houses was the biggest redistribution of wealth this…