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Every cloud has a silver lining, and Hungarian Furmint is something we can all enjoy.
I'm quite sure it says nothing good at all about me that I'm really into this outlandish period drama, starring Elle Fanning as Catherine, Empress of Russia.
Bowie was 36 when he starred in Scott's 1983 erotic horror. Five years after his death, it feels strange and sad to see him contemplating his mortality in the prime of his youth.
The TV personality might seem a mere interloper among culinary sophisticates, bellowing about “meaty” meat, but his insistence on the plainest means of expression offers a version of essentialism for the modern era.
The highs and lows of festive viewing, from Regency drama to TV’s crummiest game show.
The unorthodox philosophy that transformed a struggling mail-order DVD company into one of the tech industry’s great powers.
Though most aren’t showing in cinemas, a handful of streaming releases try to make the season bright.
New Statesman critic Ryan Gilbey chooses his top movies of the year.
New Statesman critic Rachel Cooke chooses her top programmes of the year.
Gillian Anderson might be the best Thatcher ever seen on screen – but Emma Corrin steals the show as Diana.
The new series just shouts "bum" a lot, and hopes its audience is desperate enough to titter.