What to watch on Amazon Prime this Autumn

From Simon Pegg’s latest comedy to Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen.

2 Sep 2020

The reinvention of Robert Pattinson

Could the former Twilight star be in the running to be the next Bond?

2 Sep 2020

Why young women like me don’t want children

The childless life is increasingly alluring for young women.

1 Sep 2020

September 4th: What does Beyoncé eat for lunch?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

29 Aug 2020

Word of the week: Proms

Spectator Life’s satirist brings the lyrics of Rule Britannia bang up to date.

28 Aug 2020

Back to the future: the best films about time travel

Time travel and cinema have always made for a perfect pairing.

27 Aug 2020

The best of British satire: 7 vintage shows that still raise a smile

From Bremner, Bird and Fortune to The Frost Report.

27 Aug 2020

The upside of Covid-19

A sense of peril could be exactly what young people need.

26 Aug 2020

8 films featuring poisonings: from The Beguiled to Erin Brockovich

The alleged attempted murder of Russia’s Opposition leader has put poisonings back in the spotlight.

25 Aug 2020

How a small island masterminded the modern music festival

In 1970, the Isle of Wight played host to six times its native population – and changed the festival for good.

24 Aug 2020

August 28th: Shania Twain suffered from stage fright so badly at school that she did what?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

22 Aug 2020

Word of the week: the new normal

Spectator Life’s satirist brings you a dictionary of era-defining words.

21 Aug 2020

8 Netflix shows starring British actors

From David Tennant in Jessica Jones to Martin Freeman in Fargo.

21 Aug 2020

Who is the best James Bond?

The answer, according to a new poll, is surprising.

20 Aug 2020

Parliament on screen: which film best captures Westminster?

SW1A has seen its fair share of film-worthy scandals

18 Aug 2020

Six books with memorable twists

Plot can be a dirty word in literary fiction but these bestsellers are all about the well-timed denouement.

18 Aug 2020

August 21st: How are Kim Cattrall and Ringo Starr connected?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia.

16 Aug 2020

The rise of the prequel: from X-men to Hannibal

A good prequel can offer new and unexpected twists on familiar characters.

14 Aug 2020

The best crime shows on Netflix

There is a deep and historic synergy between cinema and encounters with the law.

13 Aug 2020

10 films that feature masks

Mask-wearing was a motif in the movies long before it became mandatory elsewhere.

12 Aug 2020

It’s all in a name: the stories behind book dedications

Authors have used their dedications to make quips, settle scores and remember loved ones.

12 Aug 2020

War of the words: have we stopped making sense?

Much of today’s language is designed to befuddle and divide rather than explain.

11 Aug 2020

August 14th: what inspired Halle Berry’s name?

Look no further for your weekly dose of topical trivia.

7 Aug 2020

Word of the week: Spike

Spectator Life’s satirist brings you a dictionary of era-defining words.

7 Aug 2020

Are the new Spitting Image puppets too tame?

The new show needs to throw caution to the wind if it’s going to succeed.

6 Aug 2020

From Russia with love: 12 films set in the former Soviet Union

Russia has reappeared in the headlines recently but how is it depicted in the movies?

6 Aug 2020