Arts & Books

Amid The Gunman’s carnage and moral ambivalence, Mark Rylance steals the show

A new biography makes it clear that St Joan was not a hysteric or mentally unbalanced

The National Gallery’s new show presents the Impressionists as bold heirs of Delacroix and Courbet

Two new books take very different approaches to analysing Pope Francis

I’d love to see the political leaders woo us as the lights slowly go out

The Ranters were a libertine religious movement renowned for their advocacy of free love

An authentic and menacing snapshot of a country in existential crisis

Still Alice is a solidly put together, but ultimately unremarkable drama

Jacob Rees-Mogg is the intelligent yet self-effacing star of Inside the Commons

Theologians forensically take apart Cardinal Walter Kasper’s case for Communion for the remarried