Saturday Review

“Eye in the Sky, Hotels of North America, The Suicide, Flowers, Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979

Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul star in Eye in the Sky, a contemporary thriller set in the world of counter intelligence and drone warfare – is the life of a 9 year old girl acceptable collateral damage?

Rick Moody’s new novel Hotels of North America has an unusual narrative voice. It takes the form of a series of hotel reviews, as written by Reginald Edward Morse, one of the top reviewers on, where his many reviews reveal more than just details of hotels -they tell his life story.

Playwright Suhayla El-Bushra takes Nikolai Erdman’s Soviet classic The Suicide and sets it in contemporary urban London at London’s National Theatre, starring Javone Prince from E4’s Phone Shop.

A new comedy drama on Channel 4, Flowers, stars Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) and features an eccentric family struggling to hold themselves together in a crumbling old house.

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979 at Tate Britain shows how artists working in Britain transformed the nature of art, bringing together 70 works by 21 artists.