The Critics

How have the great and the good delivered in recent months?

Tragedy struck Gustav Mahler, the archetypal summer composer, in 1907

In praise of pop smut

The Gurlitt affair looked as if it might be unpicked but it has proved intractable

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the show will go on again; it always does

The Deer Hunter remains the most affecting of Vietnam movies, Christopher Silvester writes

Summertime and the streaming is easy, but Netflix’s White Lines leaves Adam LeBor cold

Our board-treading gossip columnist grapples with actors on Zoom

The critic, like a used-up traveller in ladies’ corsetry in a Fifties film, is enjoying a happy furlough