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Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a ‘dose of weaponised nostalgia’

Jonnie Barrow examines whether the recent live-action remake of 'Beauty and the Beast' is worth your time...

Moonlight: a transcendent spectacle

Jonnie Barrow delights in Barry Jenkins' mesmeric exploration of identity

“An enormous array of talent on display”

Jonnie Barrow enjoys a bumpy ride through a musical twist on a classic

Review: ‘A Monster Calls’

Jonnie Barrow is impressed by Bayona’s adaptation of an underrated children’s novel

Review: ‘La La Land’

Jonnie Barrow is amazed by Chazelle’s modern musical, which reinvents a forgotten genre

Review: I, Daniel Blake

Jonnie Barrow is bowled over by the film’s emotional realism, the kind to which so many of us should open our eyes

Sci-fi review: Arrival

Jonnie Barrow finds Villeneuve’s latest release a true masterpiece in both performances and intellectual power

Review: Doctor Strange

Jonnie Barrow thinks Marvel finally add power to its punch with their latest release

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Oxford grad launches new access initiative

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Which TV show has the best intro music?

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but what about a show by its intro?

Life After A-Levels: Keeping up Languages

Keeping up languages requires effort, but is very fulfilling