Bryan Appleyard

The bleak brilliance of Hud

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Hud is a film that has haunted me for decades. I was never sure why. It seemed to be something…

The triumph of hope over experience: the Peanuts gang

Comparing Peanuts to existentialism is an insult – to Peanuts

5 January 2019 9:00 am

For the hundredth, possibly the thousandth, time, Lucy van Pelt offers to hold the football for Charlie Brown so he…

The sheer stupidity of artificial intelligence

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Believers in omnipotent machine intelligence are reshaping the world to fit their fantasies