White Lotus: welcome to the prestige-TV second coming of Basil Fawlty.  Photograph: Sky/HBO

White Lotus crosses the Atlantic preceded by a storm of hype. So much so that the first episode (Sky Atlantic, Monday) inevitably lands with a slightl(...)

Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman

Emerald Fennell’s Fanta-coloured melodrama – or pitch-black comedy? – has profited from the long delay in its release. Promising Young Woman, original(...)

Jason Biggs in American Pie. Photograph: Universal Pictures

American Pie could never be made today. Just the premise of high school boys vowing, by hook or by crook, to lose their virginity before prom feels li(...)

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY HHHDirected by Miguel Arteta. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan (...)


It is a truth universally acknowledged that all reviews of Jane Austen adaptations and peripherals begin with the phrase “it is a truth universally ac(...)