12 Years a Slave

Self-flagellatory pornography designed for white liberal pillocks: Guerrilla reviewed

15 April 2017 9:00 am

‘What we really need is a faux-historical drama series about police brutality and black activism set in 1970s London,’ said…

Goodfella: Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight in ‘Free State of Jones’

No ambiguity, character development or psychological insight: Free State of Jones reviewed

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Free State of Jones is an American Civil War drama ‘inspired’ by the life of Newton Knight, who led an…

What 12 Years a Slave gets wrong – and The Book Thief gets right

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Damn, damn, damn! It has to be me, and all these years I’ve been thinking it was Hollywood. By the…

Letters: Charles Saatchi's challenge to Taki, and the battle over Benefits Street

25 January 2014 9:00 am

On Benefits Street Sir: Fraser Nelson asserts that people in charities do not want to talk about what life is…

Peter McKay's diary: The Old Etonian David Cameron should have been

11 January 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron gives Old Etonians a bad name. Critics deplore his Old Etonian-ness,  his Lord Snooty Factor.  Childish, but it’s…

Great performance: Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup

Deborah Ross: 12 Years a Slave harrowed me to within an inch of my life

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave goes directly to the heart of American slavery without any shilly-shallying — unlike The…