❉ Obverse Books have done it again with this release: classy, intelligent, easy to read, thought-provoking and a bit of a thrill.
❉ The BFI proudly presents Jean Cocteau’s masterpiece in High Definition for the first time in the UK next month.
❉ Drew Pearce’s directorial debut marshals great performances from what could be an intimidating cast and the pace never flags, writes Iain MacLeod.
❉ O’Connell writes with wit and repartee on the influence of “George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, a shark, two motherships, some gremlins, ghostbusters and a man of steel”.
❉ 50 years since the first ever episode was first broadcast, Gold salutes the classic British comedy.
❉ Andy Murray in conversation with the incomparable comedian, author, poet, playwright, musician, actor, director… and cyclist.
❉ This week: Everyday life living in a doomsday cult explained. Sit back, relax, and take a sip of the Kool-Aid…
❉ The hidden gem that’s been making waves in Wales is set to arrive on BBC One and appears on DVD 3 September.
❉ For all that Cowboy Junkies’ first new recording since 2012 may musically call to mind 1988, it’s very much an album for 2018.
❉ Unravelling the genesis of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, released on this day in 1969.