James Delingpole

bureau

Office romance: I’m loving The Bureau

August 26, 2020 12:07 pm

When real members of the DGSE saw the first season, they gave it a standing ovation

mask

Trump shouldn’t wear a mask

July 21, 2020 2:53 pm

He ought to be taking a stand on this issue

perry mason

Perry Mason jars

July 18, 2020 2:47 pm

A brutal backstory for HBO’s decadent detective

Lisbon distinctive trams

Custard and coffee

July 7, 2020 12:20 pm

Lisbon is the perfect weekend destination to do very little

louis c.k.

Louis C.K. pulls it off

June 21, 2020 9:21 am

Funny is money

jeffrey epstein

Jeffrey Epstein really was a streak of slime

June 11, 2020 5:03 pm

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich reviewed

white lines

I so wanted to enjoy White Lines but it’s spectacularly uninvolving

May 28, 2020 1:34 pm

The Netflix series feels like you’ve dropped molly and are waiting for it to kick in but nothing seems to be happening

caliphate

Netflix’s Caliphate is all too frighteningly plausible

May 14, 2020 4:48 pm

To try to save herself and her baby, Pervin has to spy on her husband’s Isis terror cell

unorthodox

Unorthodox is superbly convincing

April 30, 2020 7:06 pm

The marital relations adviser provides a packet of dildos arranged, like spanners, in ascending size order

tiger king

Joe Exotic is an ordinary American

April 16, 2020 11:35 am

He is perhaps a little too fond of drugs and weaponry, but he has also overcome great personal misfortune

jack ryan

A hero for the Snowflake age

January 3, 2020 10:44 am

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is now a politically correct pantywaist

irishman

If you like Joe Biden, you’ll love The Irishman

December 7, 2019 9:22 am

The Irishman reviewed

politician

Payton’s place

November 24, 2019 9:48 am

Netflix’s The Politician is satire without purpose

top boy

Top Boy wins the turf war

October 29, 2019 10:39 am

Top Boy reviewed

catherine the great

Is this the only Catherine the Great review to mention the age gap?

October 22, 2019 10:24 am

Helen Mirren is 74 years old while the character she plays — at least at the start of the mini-series — is 33 years old

dave chappelle
the boys
stranger things

Stranger Things’s third season is self-indulgent

July 18, 2019 11:33 am

Where season one had the creeping menace of Alien, the mood here is closer to Scooby-Doo

david letterman kanye

Kanye wipes the floor with David Letterman

July 6, 2019 12:51 pm

I can’t think of a single other celebrity in the world who would have had the balls to do what Kanye does in this interview

big little lies
chernobyl
bundy serial killers

What is it about young women and serial killers?

February 11, 2019 10:02 am

On the surface, Ted Bundy was good-looking, normal-behaving and could be disarmingly charming

black mirror bandersnatch

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch exposes the dullness of Choose Your Own Adventure books

January 18, 2019 9:42 am

How else could a drama as knowing and meta and arch do anything other than disappear up its own bottom?

sargon of akkad financial blacklisting

The rise of financial blacklisting

January 8, 2019 8:26 am

Censorship has a new battleground

marie kondo

I could watch Marie Kondo forever

January 7, 2019 10:15 am

The way Kondo does it is really quite inspirational. And relatively painless