Tobias Grey

Tanked up: prisoners in an Egyptian police van in Mohamed Diab’s ‘Clash’

'It's worse than it was under Mubarak': Egypt's rebel film-maker interviewed

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Tobias Grey talks to film-maker Mohamed Diab about his film Clash, which grapples with the kaleidoscopic conflict that engulfed Egypt post-Tahrir Square

Basic instinct: Paul Verhoeven has long been fascinated by the idea of rape

Misogynist or feminist? The murky world of director Paul Verhoeven

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Misogynist or feminist? Tobias Grey enters the murky world of controversial director Paul Verhoeven

In defence of the Jacobins

30 August 2014 9:00 am

The French Revolution ushered in not only a revolution of rolling heads but of talking ones too. ‘Speech-making was a…

‘A dandy aesthete with visions of sacrificial violence’

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Eschewing the biblical advertising of ‘the promised land’ or indeed ‘a land of milk and honey’, the Conservative colonial secretary…

What took Francis Mitterrand to the top?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Of a dashing political rival, François Mitterrand once remarked: He was more intelligent than I was, he thought faster than…

Hitler didn't start indiscriminate bombings — Churchill did 

26 October 2013 9:00 am

‘I cannot describe to you what a curious note of brutality a bomb has,’ said one woman who lived through…

They Eat Horses, Don’t They?, by Piu Marie Eatwell - review

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Oh the French! Where would the Anglo publishing industry be without them? Ever since Peter Mayle first made goo-goo eyes…

The figure of the flâneur, captured by Degas in ‘Place de la Concorde’, had its origin in Mr Spectator

Tales of Two Cities, by Jonathan Conlin - review

15 June 2013 9:00 am

In Jonathan Conlin’s Tales of Two Cities the little acknowledged but hugely significant histoire croisée of two rival metropoles gets…