The Devil’s Hour, review: Capaldi returns to time-travel in spooky update on the plain old police drama

Jessica Raine is one of those actors who could breathe life into the phone book. She can wheedle and flirt, scowl and crumple, working with all colours of the paint chart. She needs those skills in The Devil’s Hour (Amazon Prime Video) because, for much of her screen time, she’s in conversation with a brick … Read more

Taylor Swift to Tease ‘Midnights’ Album During Thursday Night Football

Taylor Swift to tease new album during Thursday Night Football originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Taylor Swift may not be headlining the Super Bowl, but she is using the NFL to promote her new music. Swift announced that the teaser trailer for her new album, “Midnights,” will be shown during the third quarter of … Read more

Mammals, review: James Corden reminds us of his true talents in this superb comedy-drama

I wish I could tell you what happens at the very end of Mammals (Prime Video), because it is so unexpected – so, “Excuse me, what?!” – that it’s a scene you won’t forget in a hurry. But I don’t want to ruin it, so let me tell you instead what happens at the very … Read more

Who’s who in the sprawling cast of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Strap on your boots and wrap up your lembas bread, after years of anticipation we’re finally about to collectively embark upon Amazon’s by now far-from-unexpected journey back into the epic fantasy universe of JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay have been admirably tight-lipped about the details, but we know for sure that … Read more

What’s on TV tonight: Hitler: The Lost Tapes, Rugby League, and more

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, schedules are subject to change.  Saturday 17 September Hitler: The Lost TapesChannel 4, 8pm You may have thought there was little left to explore about Adolf Hitler – the man, the military leader, the murderer of several millions and architect of the Third Reich. But this four-part series promises to … Read more

The Rings of Power is caught between real-world politics and fantasy-land dialogue

I realise it isn’t fair to compare The Rings of Power (Prime Video) with House of the Dragon. They are wholly different propositions. Dragon is emphatically for grown ups, a vision of mediaeval politics red in tooth and scaly claw, where heroes are a myth. Middle-earth is divided more or less neatly into goodies and … Read more

The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick, review: oh no, they’ve tried to make it into a car show

There’s a point early on in Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick (Prime Video) when Jeremy Clarkson says: “We haven’t done this for three years”. By “this” he means a Grand Tour special, feature-length films that see Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond go off on the kind of harum-scarum international cannonball run that made their … Read more