The best movies on Peacock right now

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Steven Spielberg’s classic film about an alien who accidentally finds himself on Earth was nominated for nine Oscars, winning four. This sci-fi adventure is a remarkable portrait of childhood, drawing a line in the sand between the mysteries of being young and the intense, paranoid world of grown-ups. Elliott (Henry Thomas) […]

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: How her holiday romance made novelist Victoria Hislop a Greek heroine – with honorary citizenship

The boys are back in town! The Crown star Matt Smith is certainly not wallowing in self-pity following his split from Mamma Mia 2 star Lily James. The 37-year-old, who played Prince Philip in the drama, has been enjoying a busy social life since their break-up earlier this year. He was joined at The Ivy […]

The best romance movies on Netflix right now

Always Be My Maybe (2019) After a teenage fling, childhood friends Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) go their separate ways. She grows up to be a celebrity chef, engaged to a successful businessman, while Marcus stays in San Francisco to help out with his father’s air conditioner installation business. When Sasha’s boyfriend keeps putting […]

The 70 best films on Amazon Prime to watch right now

49. Mr & Mrs Smith John and Jane Smith seem like the ordinary suburban couple who live their lives day to day without pestering anyone else. But they’re both harbouring secrets as they are secretly working as assassins, praised in their lines of work.

The 75 best movies on Netflix to watch now

Melissa McCarthy is desk-bound CIA analyst who is sent into the field on dangerous missions. Feeling unequipped and having had her former partner (Jude Law) fall off the grid she goes undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer in order to prevent global pandemonium. Action comedy with Jason Statham and Rose Byrne.

10 of the best novels set in Russia – that will take you there

The Mountain and The Wall by Alisa Ganieva The Russian authorities are planning to build a wall to isolate the troublesome Caucasus from the rest of the country. That’s the rumour that drives Alisa Ganieva’s 2012 novel, set in a dystopian-yet-real version of her hometown of Makhachkala, Dagestan’s coastal capital city. Shamil, a young Dagestani […]

Longtime Lady Gaga Collaborator RedOne Sells Catalog to Hipgnosis Songs

Pandora Unveils ‘Most Thumbed’ Movie Songs Playlist, From ‘See You Again’ to ‘Shallow’ Hipgnosis Songs Tops $80 Million in Annual Revenue, Seeks to Raise Another $250 Million Lil Baby Reclaims Top of Album Chart as Lady Gaga Slips to Second — With No Debuting Releases in Top 50

U.K. Indie Monumental to Adapt ‘How to Build a Girl’

The semi-autobiographical book, which has sold more than half a million copies and recently landed on shelves in the U.S., is a coming-of-age story about a teenager called Johanna Morrigan who moves to London, reinventing herself as a sexually adventurous music critic.

The film industry is in crisis: It can learn a lot from the 1970s

In the resulting film, “Girlfriends,” Melanie Mayron delivers a wryly amusing performance as a struggling photographer navigating rejection and romance in New York. The film was a hit at festivals in Rotterdam and Cannes in 1978, and did modestly well when it opened in theaters, but it was largely forgotten until being rediscovered by such […]