Authors Posts by Anthony Maskell

Anthony Maskell


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


Oxford Union officers revolt against Steve Bannon invite

Union secretary Nick Brown has called an emergency meeting of Standing Committee – the society’s governing body – to vote on cancelling the event on Friday

Mojo Preview – ‘gloriously worded script but male dominated’

Cesca Echlin finds this rendition of Jez Butterworth's play hits comic targets, but also reflects on its male-dominated narrative.

Merlin: The magic of kindness

Exploring the continuing relevance of BBC's Merlin

Bake-sale held in protest against Oxford’s gender pay gap

Due to the gender wage discrepancies at the university, from today onwards women in the university are ‘effectively unpaid’ until the end of the year. 

NI abortion rights must be a UK policy

Lobbying your MP could help change the lives of thousands of women