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True Calling review – a government minister goes awol on long night of the soul

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This tiny-budget British drama, written and directed by Erik Knudsen, begins intriguingly as the government’s energy minister goes awol a few days before the election. An energy crisis is brewing; his phone is ringing...

The Last Night of the Proms review – musically much to enjoy

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The Last Night of this year’s Proms marked a return to something akin to its usual form: the high spirits, the patriotism and jingoism, the flags, balloons and bunting. Yet this was also a Last Night in which the pand...

Starwatch: celestial dolphin makes a splash in the night sky

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This week’s constellation is a pure delight. Delphinus, the dolphin, is one of the smallest, faintest constellations in the sky, but once seen it is impossible to get the image of a celestial dolphin jumping up from t...

Last Night in Soho review – a gaudy romp that’s stupidly enjoyable

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The nostalgia gauge is code-red on Last Night in Soho, a gaudy time-travel romp that whisks its modern-day heroine to a bygone London that probably never existed outside our fevered cultural imagination. It’s the era ...

Vigil: Suranne Jones’s classy new drama is Sunday night TV at its best

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There are three things we, as a nation, love and adore: bank holiday weekends, multilayered murder mysteries being solved by someone who keeps having flashbacks to that one time they had trauma, and Suranne Jones bein...

The Night House review – stylish scares with Rebecca Hall

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“My husband shot himself in the head last Thursday,” explains high-school teacher Beth (Rebecca Hall). It’s why she’s on edge, unable to sleep through the night in the lake house he built for her in upstate New York. ...

The Night House review – Rebecca Hall anchors spooky horror

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When someone you love kills themselves, a strange and specifically unbearable form of grief takes hold. There’s the base-level sadness that comes after any death, impossible enough on its own, but it’s then swirled to...

Arteta’s Arsenal already on back foot after bruising first night failure

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Mikel Arteta smouldered and in front of him, Arsenal wilted. A comprehensive defeat to exuberant newcomers, a clutch of experienced players absent and others simply missing in action: this was the stuff nightmare star...

Statement of intent: boy raises £640k with 500-night camp out

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Max Woosey has woken up in his tent in the depths of winter, teeth chattering, his sleeping bag and blankets coated with frost. The 11-year-old was almost tempted indoors one night when his tent blew down in a storm b...

Twelfth Night review – impeccable staging of Shakespeare’s merriest romp

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Post-pandemic theatre in the UK seems to be bringing us a slew of upbeat musical revivals, classics and feelgood fare. Shakespeare’s most merry of romps, abounding with music, love triangles and pleasing silliness, si...

Parenting guru Emily Oster: ‘My kids watch TV every night’

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When Emily Oster’s first child was a baby, she would not sleep through the night. So Oster and her husband Jesse, both economics professors, read endless sleep books. They bought swaddling blankets, and a special rock...

Deporting ‘foreign criminals’ in the middle of the night doesn’t make us safer

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Look at modern British history, and you’ll find that the “criminal” and the “immigrant” blur into one another in popular and official thinking. In Victorian England, crime was often blamed on Irish immigrants (“danger...

First Night of the Proms review: a delightful shared experience with some surprises

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The first Prom to welcome an audience back into the Royal Albert Hall began with a work of low-key celebration, Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music. As its last chord died away, something else took its place: a colle...

Night of the Kings review – a heady Ivorian brew of fact and fantasy

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Of the three Ivory Coast submissions for the foreign language film Oscar over the years, two have been by the writer-director Philippe Lacôte: 2014’s Run, which was widely regarded as heralding an Ivorian film-making ...

How M Night Shyamalan got his groove back

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Like a mushroom – one of the appetizing yet poisonous species, perhaps – M Night Shyamalan thrives in dark, contained spaces. His latest film Old isn’t physically enclosed, the majority taking place on an idyllic trop...

Night of the Kings review – Ivory Coast prison drama escapes into magical realism

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The Maca prison, outside Abidjan, is a world with its own codes and rules, we are told, and this imaginative, energetic Ivorian drama follows suit, blending modern-day thriller dynamics and fluid handheld visuals with...

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