Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

‘The 1916 commemoration on O’Connell Street was like a bad North Korea-type military parade with emotionally overblown television coverage” – no, not(...)

Toby Jones and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Dad’s Army. Photograph: Universal Pictures/PA Wire

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon has seldom looked shabbier. And not in a good, comic way. It’s 1944 and as the Allied forces are gearing up (...)

’If you want to be successful, the first step is not to know yourself very well.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you want to be successful, the first step is not to know yourself very well. For years the emotional intelligence movement has been telling us the (...)

Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, who was adamantly opposed to marriage and created a minor stir by refusing to marry her daughter’s father. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Marriage is an obsolete relic of discredited sexist philosophies. Why do we still do it? Okay, there is not enough space to even attempt an answer (...)

A film about the gay community’s support for strikers during the 1984 UK miners’ dispute sounds like a worthwhile project. The news that Matthew Warch(...)

Dear Netflix, I see you have a vacancy. I wanted to let you know I’m your perfect Senior Data Engineer/Architect of Global Payment Analytics. Only (...)

By the time main writer Nick Hodgson left in 2012, Kaiser Chiefs were already looking like yesterday’s Britpoppers. So the last thing anyone would (...)

Marti Pellow: ‘What a classy pop song [Love Is All Around] – it never ceases to amaze me.’ Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

In the summer of 1994, Marti Pellow’s toes ruled the airwaves. It was the year that Wet Wet Wet topped the charts for 15 straight weeks with their (...)

I, Frankenstein 2:31

Well, it’s nice to have got this out of the way early. If a worse film than I, Frankenstein crawls from the murk in 2014, then it should be stuffed an(...)

About Time
About Time

To say that the latest romantic comedy from Richard Curtis improves on his last effort is to say almost nothing. After The Boat That Rocked – among th(...)