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Nicholas Barber

Nicholas Barber

is a film critic for The Economist and BBC Culture online


The sublime Robert Crumb

The controversial cartoonist is a cult favourite, with Alan Moore and Steve Martin among his many fans. As he confronts the smartphone era, his wit is still as sharp as his pen

Alice through the ages

While Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” may not be wholly faithful to the original, its iconography is instantly recognisable. This is a credit not only to Lewis Carroll himself, but also to the many artists (and one in particular) who have over the years turned his words into images

Spare ribaldry

Hollywood comedy has traditionally been dominated by men. Now, says Nicholas Barber, women are staging a takeover

Disney dares to dream

In “Zootopia” (or “Zootropolis”), a
cute rabbit delivers a timely – and surprisingly political – message
about multi-culturalism

This High-Rise falls short

A slick adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s dystopian novel, “High-Rise” could have been a warning. But Ben Wheatley’s film feels more like a relic