Monday, September 21, 2015



Michael CheangWhat is the true measure of a film adaptation of a book? Is it one

Meticulous, convincing biography places Wilde in the context of 1890s Decadence

Eleanor FitzsimonsWhen Richard Ellmann's Oscar Wilde, the culmination of two decades of arduous research undertaken in

Former first lady claims her story in 'Becoming'

-Wendi C. ThomasBlack feminist writer Audre Lorde wrote: "If I didn't define myself for myself, I

'Mowgli': A wildly impressive and very dark version of 'The Jungle Book'

Soren Andersen "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" is a bloody good version of "The Jungle Book."

Nine Pints: A deep dive into blood

Sinead GleesonDo you know your blood type? As a person who has had a sizeable amount

The Happy Prince

Adam Lubitow Chronicling the tragic last years in the life of Irish poet and playwright Oscar

'Overlord': Keep your insanity in check

Davin ArulRarely has a film seemed so determined to blow out its audience's eardrums than this

'Normal People': Introspective read on relationships by Sally Rooney

Tan Shiow ChinI have to admit, I had no idea about the hype surrounding this book

Deborah's short stories are sharp enough to cut deep

Jeff TompkinsIt isn't long before an elegiac note sounds in Deborah Eisenberg's latest book of short

Magical tale of good versus evil

John LuiThe story is based on the classic 1973 novel by John Bellairs with illustrations from

'Private War': Gripping and insightful

Kenneth TuranWar correspondent Marie Colvin fought not one but numerous personal battles in her violently abbreviated

Booker Prize-longlisted debut 'Red Birds'

Malcolm ForbesMohammed Hanif's critically acclaimed, Booker Prize-longlisted debut novel A Case of Exploding Mangoes managed to

'Hunter Killer': Awkwardly predictable, yet exciting in parts

Troy Ribeiro Adapted from the 2012 novel "Firing Point" by former submarine captain George Wallace and

A tale of two sisters in 'The Kinship of Secrets'

Devina HeriyantoThe 38th parallel north splits Korea into two halves. Many stories have been told on

Hilarious & thought-provoking pageant tale

Sharil Dewa"All I can think about is escape. "First come the opening volley of mimosas and

First Man

Renuka VyavahareFirst Man follows American astronaut Neil Armstrong over the nine years leading up to his

Sebastian Faulks grips you to the last page

Martin SpiceIf your idea of Paris is pavement cafes, accordion music, the Eiffel Tower and high-end

A grim sketch portraying the ordeal of Rohingyas

Mahfuz Ul Hasib Chowdhury substantiates a penetrative research work on the Rohingya cataclysmThe Rohingya crisis is one

'Venom': Who needs Spidey anyway?

Remember Spider-Man 3? Remember the black suit Spidey wore, which turned our hero Peter Parker into an arrogant

The Post

A newsroom can be an intoxicating place to be in. On certain days, tickets could be sold to

Big themes at play in wise 'Smallfoot'

Cute kids tale, featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Common and more, works on several levelsAdam Graham

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish mostly fail at Night School

Peter HowellNight School appears to have been the result of a back-of-the-envelope calculation: Tiffany Haddish +

Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion review

Jerry White In many ways, JH Elliott's book Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion, is timely.

Telling youngsters about Bangladesh's space conquest

AFM Modasser Ali's book "Bangabandhu Satellite Ke Jano" is one of the latest literary resources for children in

'Crazy Rich Asians'

Adam Lubitow It's been 25 years since a film telling a contemporary story centered on an

Unravelling Ariadne's ball of red thread

Michael O'LoughlinThe story of Daedalus, Ariadne, Theseus and the Minotaur in his Labyrinth runs through western

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