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Why Doctor Who Should Never Have a Female Doctor

Why Doctor Who Should Never Have a Female Doctor
It's not sexist to not want a woman to replace Matt Smith in Doctor Who, nor does it suggest a lack of equality. In fact, we should champion such a fine male role model, argues Alessia CesanaMore »

Briefly: The Politician’s Husband


Slightly suspect dirty blond hair aside, David Tennant's performance in this new BBC Two political drama is energetic and emotional — but will the series be a breakthrough or just another low-key British flop? More »

Doctor Who: 50 Years of the Timeless Time Lord

Doctor Who: 50 Years of the Timeless Time Lord
On 23rd November 1963, William Hartnell was first introduced into the living rooms of the British public as 'The Doctor'. 11 regenerations, 33 series, 791 episodes and 1 TV film later, the show has reached its 50th birthday and displays no sign of slowing down, writes Jess PritchardMore »

Review: Trance

Review: Trance
Danny Boyle's latest psychological thriller is a dark and deceitful exploration of memory, subconscious and dishonesty, littered with audacious twists and mesmerising visuals. Ted Winder reviews TranceMore »

Review: House of Cards

Review: House of Cards
House of Cards is a $100 million gamble from Netflix that has truly proved its worth. Lying, cheating and calculating are abound in this dark and engaging political thriller which explores the people behind the power in US politics. Ted Winder reviews. More »

The Oscars 2013: Who Really Deserves It?

The Oscars 2013: Who Really Deserves It?
It's that time of the year again: the annual Academy Awards ceremony descends upon us on 24th February. The nominations are as varied as ever, but Jamie Leipnik names his most — and least — deserving contenders, with a few suggestions of his own. More »

Review: Les Misérables

Review: Les Misérables
Les Misérables is one of the most popular and enduring stage shows on the planet. But can Tom Hooper transform it into a box office hit at the cinema? Adam Haworth reviews the film. More »

Top 10 Favourite Film Music Gems

Top 10 Favourite Film Music Gems
While many film themes are instantly recognisable and well-known, a lot of scores go quietly appreciated yet largely unnoticed — Ted Winder picks ten of his favourite film music gems. More »

2012 in Film: The Good

2012 in Film: The Good
In the second half of our two-part analysis of the year in film, Jamie Leipnik reviews some of the best pieces of cinema from 2012, ranging from blockbusters such as Skyfall and The Dark Knight Rises to hidden gems including Shame and The MasterMore »

2012 in Film: The Bad

2012 in Film: The Bad
In the first of two articles looking back at the films that have graced our cinemas this year, Izzy Nicol kicks off with an excoriating rundown of the worst — featuring boob jobs, vampires and wayward pre-teen parties. More »

Review: Skyfall

Review: Skyfall
Skyfall sees an audacious return to form for the 007 franchise which is both progressive and melancholy, drawing on unseen history and character relations to deliver a Bond film that comes across as exciting yet poignant, writes Ted WinderMore »

Review: Anna Karenina

Review: Anna Karenina
This year's film adaption of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is a classic case of style over substance, let down by poor casting and a less than faithful script, writes Ellis ClarkeMore »