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”

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