We all have our own sign for when the Christmas period has begun. For some people, it is when Mariah Carey does her yearly November 1 post. For others, it is the first day they see the “Holidays are Coming” Coke ad. For the directors and actors of Christmas TV specials, this time comes much…
It seems that BBC Three has made me their go-to guy for interviewing people about their scripted content, and I’m not mad at it. As a latchkey kid mostly raised by TV (my mother hates when I say that), I’ve long had a fascination with how TV is made, so any chances to talk to…
Film diary: The Eternal Daughter, All That Breathes, Funny Pages, Brian and Charles and Avatar: The Way of Water
In a totally on-brand move, I went to see Avatar 2 when the World Cup final was on
Reviews of We, A Banquet, The Menu, ‘various vintage LGBTQ+ pornography,’ Bones and All, Prayers for the Stolen, Descendant and EO.
The Inspection; Three Minutes: A Lengthening; Fire of Love; Faat Kine; She Said; Marcel the Shell with Shoes On; Tár
Though I’m the kind of pessimist who can’t help but see success as the lull before everything goes wrong, I do have to admit it has been a good work week for me. A few days after my Cara Delevingne interview became (I think) the most-read piece I have ever written, BBC homepage were kind…
It’s not every day that you get to speak to a supermodel about her sexuality. For BBC Three’s new show Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne, I got to speak to the model-actress about being queer and the trauma of growing up like that in ’90s Britain. There was a few exclusives in there. It was…
Reviews of Camp de Thiaroye, Guelwaar, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Pearl, Honk For Jesus Save Your Soul and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
As part of my work at BBC Three, I was granted the first ever interview with drag queen Danny Beard following her win of Drag Race UK Season 4. You can read my full Danny Beard interview over at BBC Three. For this interview, I interviewed Danny on three occasions. Once alongside fellow finalist Cheddar…
Reviews of Living, The Wonder, Empire of Light, Aftersun, Brainwashed, Catherine Called Birdy and Armageddon Time.
The fun that Penelope Cruz seems to be having in ‘Official Competition’ does not stop the character feeling misogynist.
I promise this isn’t a “don’t millennials suck?” piece
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