James Delingpole

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

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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?

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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

narcos

No, Narcos, those who’ve had the odd puff and cheeky line aren’t to blame for the drug wars

November 22, 2018 1:30 pm

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from four seasons of the drug cartel drama, it’s that prohibition just makes things worse

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It’s not science I don’t trust – it’s the scientists

August 23, 2018 8:42 am

The world of social science is overwhelmingly left-wing that almost inevitably its studies will show conservatives as blinkered and dim

Did Ed Balls mean to make a documentary on the joys of Trump’s America?

August 2, 2018 10:50 am

The former British Shadow Chancellor’s new documentary is more favourable of Trumpsters than anyone at the BBC could have ever imagined.

Channel 4 doesn’t do ‘news’ in any meaningful sense of the word – it’s pure propaganda

July 19, 2018 12:51 pm

Gone are the days when political interviewers were dispassionate seekers-after-truth on a mission to get the best out of their subjects.

If the Green Blob thought Scott Pruitt was bad, just wait till they meet his replacement

July 9, 2018 2:18 pm

The EPA chief’s departure will make little if any difference to the MAGA agenda – at least not where energy and the environment are concerned.

Why is this Israeli drama such a hit with Palestinians? Because it tells the truth

June 7, 2018 12:32 pm

‘The rule in our household is: if a TV series hasn’t got subtitles, it’s not worth watching,’ a friend told…

Can Scott Pruitt win his battle against the Green Blob?

April 3, 2018 8:10 am

Scott Pruitt is the greatest-ever Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. To be fair, though, the competition was never exactly stiff. The…