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American Rust review – Jeff Daniels is stuck in an opioid Groundhog Day
With a depressed cop, a troubled war veteran and general blue-collar gloom and doom, we’ve seen this cliche-heavy drama a thousand times – and Mare of Easttown is a hard act to follow

Stuart Jeffries

28, Nov, 2021 @11:15 PM

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The Princes and the Press review – more degrading airing of the royal dirty laundry
BBC programme is a compelling analysis of the troubled relationship between media and monarchy

Stuart Jeffries

23, Nov, 2021 @12:22 AM

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Top Gear review – boy racers go full-throttle in the wrong kind of drag race
Now in its 31st series, the motoring show continues to let men burn rubber and hail the patriarchy – though a tribute to Eddie Kidd shows there’s a heart somewhere under the bonnet

Stuart Jeffries

14, Nov, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Animal review: sorry celebrities – Attenborough’s still the lion king
Netflix’s globe-trotting wildlife show boasts stunning visuals and voiceovers from Rebel Wilson, Bryan Cranston and Rashida Jones – but tells us next to nothing about the natural world

Stuart Jeffries

10, Nov, 2021 @2:56 PM

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Top 10 postmodern books
From opaque theory to giddily playful fiction by Chris Kraus and Salman Rushdie, the era that followed modernism is as much about politics as art

Stuart Jeffries

03, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Free by Lea Ypi review – a memoir of life amid the collapse of communism
The Albanian academic describes coming of age at a turning point in history, and the family secrets exposed in its aftermath

Stuart Jeffries

28, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Squid Game’s creator: ‘I’m not that rich. It’s not like Netflix paid me a bonus’
The smash hit survival drama has earned Netflix £650m. But the stress of making it cost Hwang Dong-hyuk six teeth – and he hasn’t been paid any extra. He reveals the family disaster that inspired his hyper-violent capitalism satire

Stuart Jeffries

26, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Greta Thunberg would love it – Shell’s CEO less so’: Joe Lycett vs the Oil Giant review
The comic and self-styled consumer champion turns his attention to the ‘eco-friendly’ face of the fossil fuel behemoth. Is he virtue signalling? Yes – but it’s hard not to be impressed

Stuart Jeffries

24, Oct, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Christopher Walken: ‘I got a job as a lion tamer. Who’s going to turn that down?’
He started out working with big cats before becoming Hollywood’s go-to guy for menacing oddballs. He talks about The Deer Hunter, the perils of being a world-class dancer – and doing community service with Stephen Merchant

Stuart Jeffries

22, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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K-boom! How the unstoppable stars of K-pop went gunning for the art world
First came K-cinema, then K-pop and K-TV. Now South Korea’s young stars are conquering the world with K-art. But what do their dark visions say about their nation’s psyche – and ours?

Stuart Jeffries

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Guilt series two review – Scotland’s answer to Fargo is still deliciously twisted
Mark Bonnar’s Max is out of jail and looking for revenge in the return of this witty, scintillating treat set in a Trainspotting-esque Edinburgh

Stuart Jeffries

12, Oct, 2021 @10:00 PM

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‘I sculpt the air’ – what does scent artist Anicka Yi have in store for Tate’s Turbine Hall?
She has made art out of smells, ants, bacteria and spit. So what is the US artist about to unveil for her Turbine Hall commission? Yi, who was once a vagabond in London, takes us on an olfactory odyssey

Stuart Jeffries

06, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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