Will Hutton

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Saturday, 25 April 2020

The Nabob of Chipping Dean

First, there were the court cases, which he won, god knows how, when the accused had been caught holding the …

By Will Hutton



Saturday, 8 February 2020

The Lighthouse review - a phantasmagoria of images and sounds

In director Robert Eggers assured debut, “The Witch” (2015), a family of god-fearing Calvinists set up shop on the edge …

By Will Hutton



Saturday, 1 February 2020

Uncut Gems review - exhilarating cavalcade through New York's Diamond District

Harold Ratner, the luckless protagonist of the Safdie Brothers’ new film, inspires devotion. Such devotion, in fact, that his girlfriend …

By Will Hutton



Saturday, 18 January 2020

1917 review - a thrilling, if absurd, journey into hell

In director Sam Mendes’ new film “time is the enemy”, or so its publicity billboards suggest. To the mix, I …

By Will Hutton



Saturday, 30 November 2019

Lerner brings poetry to the page

A short way into Ben Lerner’s new novel, The Topeka School, Jonathan, a therapist at the Topeka “Foundation”, and one …

By Will Hutton



Saturday, 16 November 2019

The Irishman is a worthy coda to Scorsese's gangster genre

What happens when you grow old? That’s the question lingering in the nursing home in which Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran …

By Will Hutton



Saturday, 26 October 2019

Non-Fiction review - nothing much happens in this publishing drama

For bibliophiles, Olivier Assayas’ new film is more aetiology than entertainment – despite its blithe marketing to the contrary. Aspiring …

By Will Hutton



Friday, 16 August 2019

Nowhere left to go for Hollywood's aging Boy Wonder

Quentin Tarantino doesn’t like hippies. And it is easy to see why: middle-class runaways swiping credit cards from unsuspecting folk …

By Will Hutton



Friday, 10 May 2019

Film review: Botched Berlusconi boondoggle

Celebrated Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s new movie is about Silvio Berlusconi and Loro translated means Them – the voters, consumers, …

By Will Hutton