Take me to this River: Nicola Walker and Stellan Skarsgard in the most intriguing crime drama on TV this year

It’s rare that the final episode of a drama is as brilliant as the first, but everything about River (BBC One, Tuesday) this week is pitch perfect. T(...)

Spook show: Stellan Skarsgård as a London copper who can’t get the dead out of his head in the BBC’s River

The opening sequence of River (BBC One, Tuesday) reels me in. A woman and a giant of a man are in a car; she’s eating junk food and singing along to T(...)

Stellan Skarsgård is Nils, a snowplough driver who goes on a vengeful rampage after his son is murdered. Moving stealthily and violently through the h(...)

Who am I? Simon Pegg goes in search

Pop psychology, ahoy. When Hector (Pegg), a nervy, anal-retentive psychiatrist experiences some class of midlife crisis, he leaves his partner (Rosamu(...)

“My career has no beautiful turning point. It’s not like in A Star Is Born. It’s more like the Brooklyn Bridge. You put it together brick by brick”

Stellan Skarsgård tells me that his first ambition was to be a diplomat. “I would like to have been somebody who travelled the world, solving c(...)

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 and Volume 2 1:48

You will know the standard line on explicit sex in art-house cinema. Having strategically placed a beret over an agitated crotch, the male critic c(...)

Thor: The Dark World

HHH Isn’t it interesting how quickly life goes back to normal after a massed attack by aliens? In both Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, the genera(...)