The Critics

The most expensive post-war work sold last year fetched just over $91 million. The most expensive Old Master sold for $21.5 million

As soon as you enter Idagio.com you can kiss your working day goodbye

Watching Greta Thunberg and the hysterical devotion she arouses, I am reminded of Judaism’s best-known self-styled redeemer

Opera really doesn’t need the help of activist directors when it comes to politics — it’s all there already

In a free reworking of “Cyrano”, it takes pizzazz to rewrite French alexandrines in the manner of Eminem

The most successful modern actor-director, Clint Eastwood, rejects “the auteur crap”

If the ICC had brought more warlords to justice, it might have earned our respect

As usual, the Academy flagellates itself over insufficient African American Oscar contenders

Bad jokes, no chemisty, lame action: the snoozathon that’s not woke enough