Alexander Larman

Alexander Larman is an author and journalist. His latest book is Byron’s Women (Head of Zeus)

The home of mid-budgeted literate films aimed at adults is no longer at the cinema

Lock, who has died at the age of 58, was a popular figure on the UK comedy circuit — not bad for someone who described himself as “a miserable, authoritarian guy”

Expelled from the Labour party, Loach can once again present himself as a rebel

Is it time for the Tolkien industry to give it a rest?

Alexander Larman remembers one of the most exciting, page-turning novels ever written

Is our Prime Minister the Fat Owl of the Government?

Do pop stars have what it takes to succeed in the theatre?

Ian McKellen’s Hamlet meets impossibly high expectations

Is this 1991 blockbuster an underrated masterpiece or kitsch nonsense?