Culture
19 June 2006
A coffee-table book. The perfect present for the settled fortysomething, for £50 man with his ordered CD collection,...
Film
08 August 2005
I had a choice of films to review this week: Dear Wendy or The Devil's Rejects. Dear Wendy is written by Lars von Trier...
Film
01 August 2005
Roald Dahl and Tim Burton seem a match made, if not in heaven, in some blessed spot where that good place meets its...
Culture
11 July 2005
Humour, like fashion, does not al-ways travel well. An embroidered Moroccan kaftan looks great swi-shing around a souk...
Music and Performance
04 July 2005
Another week, another documentary. DiG! is the end product of a seven-year, 1,500-hour-long project by the director...
Film
27 June 2005
With ever more mainstream films succumbing to star casting and "what it says on the tin" storylines, documentaries have...
TV and Radio
13 June 2005
Michaela Newton-Wright is nice enough: a plain girl in a crap job. What Michaela does is this: she sits for hours in...
Culture
06 September 2004
A good sense of humour. The single most attractive quality a man can possess, apparently, though I don't think it's his...
Film
19 July 2004
Recently, real life has become really hot. TV drama is kiboshed by reality shows; West End plays speak the words of...
Film
12 July 2004
Spider-Man 2 is poised to be the most successful movie ever made. Its US opening pulled in $150m-plus in a week - over...
Film
05 July 2004
Ooh, I've been looking forward to this film for weeks now - 156 weeks, actually, which is how long it's been since the...
Film
28 June 2004
This will raise your hackles: them darn Yanks getting their mucky mitts on a classic Ealing comedy. One of my absolute...
Film
21 June 2004
This is a casino movie, which means it has sex, violence, neon, money, sinning and winning, boozing and losing. Great....
Culture
12 May 2003
It's a tricky time for Blur to be releasing a new LP, with all these damp-eyed Britpop retrospectives about. First...
Music and Performance
10 March 2003
Whether addressing the Hyde Park hordes at the anti-war demonstration, accepting yet another award (three Mobos, two...

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