As the BBC’s celebrity-genes show Who Do You Think You Are? returns, why are people so keen to define themselves biologically?
Sugarhouse, a British gangsta thriller about yoof, drugs and street life, is a cartoon-like portrayal of social inequality.
The Simpsons Movie, in ridiculing greens while defending the Everyman who’s under attack everywhere else, is the sharpest satire around.
Celebrity therapist Pamela Connolly turns psychoanalysis into light entertainment on Channel 4's Shrink Rap. This week: Fergie.
Hostel Part II and other ‘torture porn’ flicks are not nearly as scary or nihilistic as the grindhouse movies of old.
Must-reads from the past week
With no football on, footie fans have become the equivalent of tramps looking for discarded cigarette butts. Some are even turning to tennis.
This is England is a humane and hilarious portrait of a lazy Eighties summer, until it tries to turn skins into models of multiculturalism.
Mitchell and Webb return to mine the gap between inner doubt and public appearance in Peep Show.
In exploring the weird world of the subconcious, Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep snoozes on plot and character.
In BBC2’s reality-TV legal trial, The Verdict, it is the celebrity jury that is really on trial, rather than the defendants.