Making their mark: the rise of the vampire in film and fiction

Published: 30 November 2022
30 November 2022
TheHaughtyCulturist

Exploring the enduring appeal of the vampire in folklore, film and fiction ... and why vampires are so sexy

Étude in Black (Season 2, Ep. 1)

Pack-a-mac policeman Columbo takes on a killer conductor who’s been playing away from home

Published: 23 November 2022
23 November 2022

The Menu (2022): taking a bite out of entertainment culture | Review

Sick, slick and highly relatable, The Menu takes aim at the worst excesses of food snobbery

Published: 19 November 2022
19 November 2022

A novel idea | What it’s like to read a book in email instalments

Would you read a book delivered in instalments right to your inbox? I did. Here’s how it went

Published: 13 November 2022
13 November 2022

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946): a very modern malady

Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life is a film of extremes, and a lesson in wish fulfilment

Published: 7 November 2022
7 November 2022

Dybbuk (2021): hoax, horror and hokum

From true-life tale to the big screen, but backstory is key to Indian horror Dybbuk

Published: 31 October 2022
31 October 2022