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Nobody had to do this, unless it was worth doing. It wasn’t, but it is well made and fitfully entertaining

This is Jackie before the O, and right after the FK; America’s premier first lady in mourning, at a loss, cast adrift, trying to hastily erect a myth around her late husband

The Kentish Towner, who wishes to remain anonymous so people focus on the subjects of her work rather than on the artist, paints pictures of listed buildings around NW5

A man with multiple personalities abducts three teenage girls and subjects them to a gruesome fate – they are going to be acted at beyond endurance

Ann Mann tells Alessandra Scotto Di Santolo how she wrote a time travelling tale inspired by her love of the emerald isle

The core of the Parkhotel regime is the seven day programme, with three medical assessments, daily treatments, a diet plan, use of swimming pool, sauna and panoramic gym

The talented violinist is touring Europe with the folk-music inspired Reflection that was specially written for her by eminent composer Oliver Knussen

Rufus Sewell, Tim Key and Paul Ritter exude charisma in Yazmina Reza’s Laurence Olivier Award winning comedy

Stone and Gosling steal the show with strong screen presence in a film that’s too much fun to win an Oscar

The latest film on Martin Scorsese’s directorial list, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, lacks the energy and invention of his previous works

ALESSANDRA SCOTTO DI SANTOLO visits a Hampstead artist who makes intricate works out of old books and tiny figures

Although these 90 minutes are littered with many funny moments, this is not a belly laugh production: instead we become immersed in the narrative that effortlessly builds tension

‘Love’ is a play of snatched moments,set inside a hostel, the last resort for a cluster of poor people, running out of options.

Ahead of Kings Place’s festival Natalie Clein explains how cellists bond around the ‘shared trauma’ of travelling with an instrument almost as big as yourself

CORIANDER STUTTARD travelled to Tuscany this autumn to help out with the olive harvest at Agriturismo Donata Origo

Sir Matthew Bourne’s “long held ambition” to adapt it for the stage was brave indeed. It has proved to be an inspired and brilliant decision, for the production is beyond wonderful.

CS Lewis’ 1942 novel the Screwtape Letters has enjoyed a cult following with occasional revivals ever since.

Hunter strips the play down to 90 minutes and presents a brutal, uncompromising mental breakdown.

Trapped in a frustrating marriage to unworldly Sasha, local schoolteacher Platonov ricochets between sophisticated widower Anna, newly married beauty Sofya and weeping, dull Marya.

Rogue One is something very familiar that has been given a whole new dimension

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rhys Ifans give convincing portrayals in Oliver Stone’s straightforward drama

Clint Eastwood finds something unique in the true story of the pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson river

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in the true story-telling of Seretse Kwama and his wife Ruth as they battle against apartheid

Unsigned singer Chelou from Camden Town entrances his Hackney audience with Jeff Buckley-esque vocals and mesmerising melodies

Talented BBC young musician of the year Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins a host of more established music stars playing a boutique chamber music festival in Highgate churches

Meg Carter immediately fell for the area where famous literary figures from John Keats to Robert Louis Stevenson and Daphne du Maurier had either lived or passed through.

It is all you enjoyed in the Harry Potter films, but faster and funnier and with action set pieces a little more animated than extended stick pointing, but without so much of the talky bits.

A round up of the year’s best cook books, in time for Christmas shopping

The 17th century Carmelite’s garden is one of many long lost Venetian vineyards in the middle of a revival, for the sake of wine education

This adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel is filmed like a play, sucking out much of the dramatic impetus

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