Helena Bonham Carter

Did any of this actually happen? The Crown, season four, reviewed

14 November 2020 9:00 am

‘We have to stop it now!’ says Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter), smoking another cigarette, obviously. She’s talking about the…

The only bearable TV series these days are the ones with subtitles, like Der Pass

7 December 2019 9:00 am

True to the Andrew Roberts rule that the only bearable series on TV these days are ones with subtitles, I’ve…

Women can now make dull formulaic franchise films too! Hurrah! Ocean’s 8 reviewed

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Ocean’s 8 is the all-female spin-off of the all-male Ocean’s trilogy and it’s a sop, with a third act that…

Ivory towers

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Great novels rarely make great movies, but for half a century one director has been showing all the others how…

David Attenborough used to steal the animals he found in the jungle and take them home

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Let me start this week with an admittedly hard quiz question: in 1954, how did the sudden illness of Jack…

Lily James's Cinderella is more of a doormat than my actual doormat

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella is a Disney film based on a Disney film, so is double Disney, if you like. It…

The rise of ‘living apart together’ – and why I’ve stopped doing it

17 January 2015 9:00 am

The rise of ‘living apart together’ – and why I’ve stopped doing it

What was the point of Burton and Taylor?

27 July 2013 9:00 am

Watching Burton and Taylor (BBC4, Monday) I felt a bit like I do when I go to the theatre —…