Arts & Books

Son of Saul, The Club and Anomalisa all helped make 2016 a fantastic year in cinema

Will the director rein in the violence in his Passion sequel?

Caravaggio is the perfect artist for our modern, divided era

A new book-length interview portrays a prophet of our age

Book review: A shocking cultural collapse has occurred among America’s poor. RR Reno points the way to renewal

Book review: retreat, or surrender, is the worst possible response to a secular world

The new Ben-Hur is a flop. Having sat through it, it’s not hard to see why

Book review: Where is God in Suffering? by Brendan Purcell

This stunning first novel about the ‘Michelangelo of Suffolk’ brings the 19th century vividly to life

How beating a class enemy became a favourite pastime in the China of Chairman Mao