Arts & Books

Sargent, thankfully, is being taken seriously for the first time in 70 years

Nancy Bileau’s novel doesn’t airbrush the venality and violence of Henry VIII’s court

Superheroes, secret agents and beekeepers will all be hitting our cinema screens in the coming months

A salutary study of the state of Christianity in the United Kingdom

A Little Chaos, Alan Rickman’s foray into the gardens of Versailles, is an uninspired and poorly executed love story

An even-handed study of Alfred Hitchcock’s cinema highlights the great director’s Catholic worldview

Force Majeure is both a tense family drama and a brilliant black comedy

A new book captures the dilemmas facing three popes who were confronted by Fascism and Communism in the 20th century

The English literary master first championed the spirited Trappist monk and then grew tired of him

The Orfeo Catala are heading to London but, alas, they must leave their lady muses behind