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How Philip Roth wrote America

Intense, exuberant, profound, Philip Roth was a towering figure of 20th-century literature. Sarah Churchwell pays tribute to the writer who died this week Martin Amis on Philip Roth: ‘the kind of satirical genius that comes along once in a generation’ “Sheer playfulness and deadly seriousness are my closest friends,” Philip …

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Solo: A Star Wars Story review – flying bland

Despite Alden Ehrenreich’s best Harrison Ford impression, the latest space spin-off feels a little overstretched With studio-movie staple Ron Howard taking over from directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie), who were dismissed halfway through the film’s production, this Han Solo spin-off ends up a …

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