8 December 2017

Treasures from the purple reign

My Name is Prince is an immersive tribute to one of pop’s late greats.

24 November 2017

In defence of Lena Dunham

Yes, she’s irritating. But she isn’t a rape apologist or racist.

3 November 2017

The Smiths are dead, boys

Another reissue of The Queen is Dead? Yawn.

12 October 2017

My enthusiasm is curbed

The ninth season of Larry David’s show is shaping up to be disappointing.

5 October 2017

Follies: sorrow and spectacle

The Sondheim show has finally got the London run it deserves.

27 September 2017

Mel Brooks and the philistinism of PC

Think edgy material has no place in comedy? Watch Blazing Saddles.

18 September 2017

The Death of Stalin: the arrival of Iannucci

In his first non-spin-off film, the writer-director hits on something profound.

8 September 2017

A typically bad take on autism

Atypical – another drama that plays autism for cheap laughs and sentimentality.

31 August 2017

Who cares if a white actor plays a non-white role?

The Hollywood ‘whitewashing’ debate is absurd.

25 August 2017

Who cares if Joss Whedon is a cheater?

Calls to boycott the Buffy creator have become hysterical.