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Anthony Maskell


“Uneasy is the head that wears a crown”, wrote Shakespeare, who seemed compulsively committed to documenting the simultaneous lure and burden of monarchy more...

Review: Man and Superman

Comedy and philosophy at the National Theatre

Review: Jurassic World

Anthony Maskell finds Jurassic World an adrenaline-pumping thrill ride, but it doesn't quite live up to the original

In Defence of: Celebrity

Anthony Maskell finds Woody Allen's Celebrity to be a startlingly poignant satire

In Defence of: The Holiday

Anthony Maskell calls Nancy Meyer's holiday rom-com a feel good guilty pleasure

The Dark Side of the Picket Fence

Anthony Maskell explores the depths of filmmakers’ obsession with suburban darkness

In Defence of: Cloud Atlas

Anthony Maskell celebrates the Wachowskis' sprawling cross-genre multi-narrative epic

The Ugly Politics of the Silver Screen

Anthony Maskell discusses the negative portrayal of politicians in film and TV

Review: Cake

Anthony Maskell finds Cake an airy and predictable slice of award bait

Review: Cinderella

Anthony Maskell finds the live action Disney flick entertaining but unambitious

Review: The Babadook

Anthony Maskell calls The Babadook a landmark chiller

Review: Seventh Son

Anthony Maskell finds Sergei Bodrov's sword-and-sorcery epic a disappointing waste of time and talent

Review: Life Itself

Anthony Maskell reviews Steve James' celebratory documentary about the life of America's most famous film critic

Hitchcock and Voyeurism

Anthony Maskell explores how the legendary director changed the way audiences watched cinema