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Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola in Disobedience

A major missed opportunity: Disobedience reviewed

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Disobedience is an adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel about forbidden, lesbian love in orthodox Jewish north London, starring Rachel Weisz…

Sam Troughton and Claudie Blakley in Nina Raine's Stories. Photo: Sarah Lee

The Inheritance isn’t theatre — it’s mesmerically boring TV

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Stories by Nina Raine is a bun-in-the-oven comedy with a complex back narrative. Anna, in her mid-thirties, had a boyfriend…

Letters: the tyranny of ‘equality of outcome’ in education

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Equality of outcome Sir: Rod Liddle exposes some deep flaws in the way children are prepared to play their part…

Alex R. Hibbert and Mahershala Ali in ‘Moonlight’

Forget La La Land. Moonlight is the film that deserves every award going

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Moonlight is, in fact, a traditional story about identity, and finding out who you are, but it has rarely been…

A humdinger of a plus: Alfred Molina and John Lithgow in ‘Love Is Strange’

Love Is Strange review: subtle and nuanced in ways which, I’m assuming, Fifty Shades is not

14 February 2015 9:00 am

You will be wondering why I haven’t seen Fifty Shades of Grey as this is very much Fifty Shades of…

Straight white males are the winners in the sexual counter-revolution

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Forget the culture war rhetoric. We straight white males have won

Fortune tellers, pound shops and Orville: why I love Blackpool

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Fortune tellers, pound shops and Orville: it’s easy to take the piss out of Blackpool, but William Cook loves it

Slick, handsome and richly costumed: ‘Mother Goose’ at the Hackney Empire

Panto season has arrived - and even the kids are turning their nose up at it

13 December 2014 9:00 am

‘What is a panto?’ I asked my companion at the Hackney Empire’s Saturday matinee. ‘It’s basically a really bad play,’…

Status Quo. Photo: BBC

I love that people assume I’m gay

20 September 2014 9:00 am

At a birthday dinner over the weekend I was introduced to this delightful party girl of a certain age whose…

Whoop! The 1985 Gay Pride march through central London

Ignore the simplistic politics, Pride will make you laugh and cry

13 September 2014 9:00 am

1984 and all that. Which side were you on? The side of Margaret Thatcher, her hairdo and person standing rigid…

A wizened Victor Mature: Matthew Kelly in Toast

Bent bureaucrats, ‘fake dykes’ and bad bakers — this week’s theatre

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Eye of a Needle, by newcomer Chris MacDonald, looks at homosexuality and asylum. Gays from the Third World, who’ve suppressed…

We've got gay rights, now let's have gay responsibility

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Why should our marriages demand less than straight ones?

Hedonistic? No, today's gay men are civic-minded - and conservative

11 January 2014 9:00 am

A gay friend phones over the New Year break. A lovely chap (let us call him Richard) and long retired,…

Sorry — but Pope Francis is no liberal

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Trendy commentators have fallen in love with a pope of their own invention