The director's preternatural versatility is often overlooked, and Lincoln is perhaps his most intelligent piece of filmmaking to date. It is a master class in restraint, pacing and tone, painting a rich cinematic portrait of a true American hero that is neither jingoistic, sentimental or sensationalist.
I was invited over to BBC TV Centre to watch the recording of the fifth episode in the new series of Miranda. Having been to previous recordings in TV Centre I knew what to expect. However, more importantly than just the experience of watching the episode live, was the eagerness to see what Miranda Hart had in store for her much anticipated return.
I've been on the receiving end of a lot of stick because I've done an advert for a payday loan company. I think a lot to do with all this kerfuffle is that controversy seems to follow me around wherever I go, and I'm sure the irony of me giving out financial advice isn't lost on anyone who knows even a little bit about me and my life. I was made bankrupt, had my house repossessed and made some terrible decisions with money. All I would say is if you get a loan like that make sure you pay it back on time - there's nothing wrong with that!
Well Paula 'I can't trust anyone ever again' Hamilton donned her best John McCririck finest and juttered out of the house, to a chorus of 'who are ya.' Let's be honest here; the woman was clearly on the edge before she slid down to the basement, as I have witnessed her arguing with herself and performing the most erratic karate known to man
Zero Dark Thirty is a well-made and entertaining film but its entire plotline is built on a lie: that the torture of detainees by the CIA produced the intelligence which led the US to Osama Bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan. The movie effectively excuses and implicitly condones the torture that was done.