In The Critics this Week

Brits in Hollywood, the enigma of Fabio Capello and a tribute to Kate Bush.

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With Michael Winterbottom's new chiller The Killer Inside Me in cinemas this week, Ryan Gilbey asks why British directors are stars in Hollywood. Elsewhere, Will Self expresses his hatred of British theatregoers, while Tim Adams explores England's enigmatic manager Fabio Capello.

In Books, Hans Kundani tackles Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new memoir and we review new biographies of E M Forster, Kate Bush and Martin Luther King. And the Orange Prize founder Kate Mosse explains why women-only shortlists are a good thing.

Plus, our usual columns from our award-winning critics: Antonia Quirke on radio, Andrew Billen on theatre and Rachel Cooke on television.