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21 Doctor Who stories better than their reputation suggests

Andrew Blair Feature Nov 20, 2014

From the Macra to The Mysterious Planet, Andrew finds the gold in oft-unloved Doctor Who episodes from across the decades...

Doctor Who series 8: everything we know about Missy so far

Andrew Blair Feature Oct 18, 2014

As Doctor Who series 8 draws towards its end, Andrew ticks off everything we've learned about Michelle Gomez's character, Missy, so far.

Why there's no point worrying about the Ghostbusters reboot

Ghostbusters
Andrew Blair Feature Oct 14, 2014

There's going to be a new Ghostbusters film, and Bill Murray isn't going to be in it. Time to panic? Andrew says no.

Doctor Who: why care about scientific plausibility?

Andrew Blair Feature Oct 8, 2014

Doctor Who has long glossed over scientific logic for storytelling reasons, says Andrew. Why complain about implausibility now?

Life After Beth: director Jeff Baena interview

Andrew Blair Interview Oct 3, 2014

Andrew catches up with the director of Life After Beth to talk about horror, zombie digestive systems and more...

Aubrey Plaza interview: Life After Beth, jazz, zombies, Scotland

Andrew Blair Interview Oct 2, 2014

We catch up with the star of rom-zom-com Life After Beth, Aubrey Plaza, to talk zombies, smooth jazz and Scotland...

In Order Of Disappearance: Hans Petter Moland interview

Andrew Blair Interview Sep 18, 2014

We talk to Hans Petter Moland, the director of the best film at this year's Edinburgh Festival, In Order Of Disappearance...

Showrunners review

Andrew Blair Review Sep 8, 2014

How much do you know about the people who make your favourite telly shows? Showrunners will teach you more than you ever wanted to know.

Stellan Skarsgard interview: In Order Of Disappearance, Thor

Andrew Blair Interview Sep 8, 2014

Andrew chats to the always brilliant Stellan Skarsgard about his new collaboration with Hans Petter Moland.

Doctor Who: the Doctor's most callous moments

Andrew Blair Feature Sep 4, 2014

From The Visitation to Into The Dalek, here's a potted history of the Doctor at his least compassionate and most callous...

Doctor Who: Deep Breath's references and callbacks

Andrew Blair Feature Aug 27, 2014

We spotted a few fun nods to previous episodes in Doctor Who's series 8 opener. And here they are...

What Doctor Who series 8 can learn from Earthshock

Andrew Blair Feature Aug 21, 2014

On the eve of Doctor Who's new series, Andrew considers what lessons it could learn from classic Fifth Doctor story Earthshock...

Calvary Blu-ray review

Andrew Blair Review Aug 15, 2014

Andrew checks out John Michael McDonagh's Calvary, as it arrives on Blu-ray...

What Who series 8 can learn from Remembrance Of The Daleks

Andrew Blair Feature Aug 11, 2014

Andrew traces the influence of a classic Seventh Doctor serial on today's Doctor Who, and looks at what series 8 can learn from it...

Doctor Who: what series 8 can learn from The Ark In Space

Andrew Blair Feature Jul 31, 2014

Andrew argues that Doctor Who series 8 could do worse than look to Hinchcliffe/Holmes story The Ark in Space for inspiration...

Joe review

Andrew Blair Review Jul 22, 2014

Nicolas Cage is back on form again in David Gordon Green's new film, Joe. Here's Andrew's review...

What does 'back to basics' mean for Doctor Who?

Andrew Blair Feature Jul 18, 2014

Andrew examines what it really means for Capaldi era Doctor Who to be described as going 'back to basics'...

Doctor Who series 8 trailer breakdown

Andrew Blair Feature Jul 14, 2014

Andrew finds out what the latest Doctor Who trailer feat. monsters, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman tells us about series 8...

EIFF 2014: In Order Of Disappearance review

Andrew Blair Review Jul 14, 2014

Blood, snow, and shades of grey, this Nordic thriller made quite the impression on Andrew...

EIFF 2014: Life After Beth review

Andrew Blair Review Jul 11, 2014

A brilliant cast and a new take on zombies raise this indie comedy-horror above the rest. Here's Andrew's review...

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