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The name’s not Bond: the best cinematic rivals to 007

Many a director has tried to topple Bond – to varying degrees of success.

9 Jul 2020

What’s new to watch on Amazon Prime

From Rocketman to Alex Rider – wile away those lazy summer evenings with a new film or series.

7 Jul 2020

The best BAFTA-winning TV shows

Seven small-screen hits that have racked up the gongs.

2 Jul 2020

The best Independence Day films to watch on 4th July

From patriotic war flicks to out and out satire we bring you the very best of Americana for July 4th

1 Jul 2020

‘You’re fired!’: the best movies where characters get the chop

Firing has never been more popular – from Keir Starmer’s lightning bolt dismissal of Rebecca Long-Bailey from the Shadow Cabinet…

30 Jun 2020

7 Christopher Nolan films to watch while you wait for Tenet

This August, if all is well, Christopher Nolan’s eleventh film, Tenet, will be released in cinemas around the world. The…

29 Jun 2020

8 Vietnam movies to rival Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods

A spate of modern films about Vietnam are assessing the conflict from a different perspective.

25 Jun 2020

Does Meghan have her eye on the White House?

The Duchess of Sussex wouldn’t be the first to swap the silver screen for politics.

24 Jun 2020

Six films inspired by true events

Truth is stranger than fiction, as the old adage has it.

23 Jun 2020

7 problematic films that are yet to be cancelled

Forget Fawlty Towers – it’s only a matter of time before these classics cause a Twitterstorm.

16 Jun 2020

The best comedy podcasts to brighten your day

From Katherine Ryan to Frank Skinner, give yourself something to smile about on the commute.

16 Jun 2020

Six films that explore racism in America

Take a look behind the headlines with the help of these films and documentaries.

15 Jun 2020

A flying start: 7 films with unusual beginnings

From The Truman Show to Battle Royale, the start of a movie is what often gives it its cult status.

11 Jun 2020

The return of the drive-in movie: find a cinema near you

This retro American import is being revived for the Covid era so why not discover your nearest screening?

10 Jun 2020

Six iconic films about protest

These films all deal, in entirely different ways, with questions of oppression and the ways in which people speak out and act against it.

8 Jun 2020

Six geopolitical thrillers to watch this weekend

We bring you our go-to movies for globe-hopping politics.

5 Jun 2020

8 back-to-school movies to watch this weekend

Celebrate the end of lockdown with these classroom classics.

29 May 2020

9 shows to watch ahead of the U.S. Election

With only six months to go, it’s time to indulge your inner political geek.

27 May 2020

From Hamilton to Hiddleston: the best theatre to watch online

The theatres may be closed but don’t miss the array of plays popping up online.

21 May 2020

Village thrills: 10 films that will put you off rural living

In the world of film, villages after often foreboding, secretive places where plots take a dark turn.

21 May 2020

The dark side: 8 TV shows with great villains

Sometimes it’s not the heroes that keep us watching.

19 May 2020

Seven family films to keep the kids entertained

If home school has driven you round the bend, try these lockdown family favourites.

14 May 2020
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Six superhero films with a highbrow edge

Even as we experience a momentary hiatus from the onslaught of superhero films, it is hard not to feel that…

13 May 2020

Seven classic sitcoms to revisit during lockdown

From Frasier to Yes, Prime Minister, now is the perfect time to revisit golden oldies.

7 May 2020

10 short thrillers that are worth a watch

How about taking a look at these widely available, relatively low-budget and overlooked thrillers?

6 May 2020

Six sports films to make up for missed fixtures

With live fixtures on hold, it’s time to turn to film for our sports fix.

1 May 2020