Authors Posts by Toby Scadding

Toby Scadding


Why so serious?

The overriding trend of modern television is the decline of seriously funny US drama

Mean girls and scream queens

Toby Scadding is spellbound by Fox's irreverent slasher send-up

Oxford cinemagoing: a primer

Toby Scadding weighs the options for your next cinema visit

Review: Mad Max

Toby Scadding enjoys vehicular carnage in this franchise revamp

Review: Phoenix

The Hitchcock-esque Phoenix leaves Toby Scadding feeling conflicted

The genius of Mad Men

Toby Scadding casts a retrosepctive glance over Mad Men's past seven seasons, locating the show amongst the pantheon of television classics

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

In the wake of the BFI's cinematic re-release of the cult classic, Toby Scadding takes a look back at how audiences came to love Blade Runner

Review: Wild Tales

Toby Scadding finds this Almodóvar produced anthology a riotous examination of people pushed to the brink.

Oscar Predictions – 2015

Which films will win big on Oscar night, and which films ought to? Toby Scadding airs his views


India’s legalisation of gay sex is India’s success, not the West’s

Western coverage of India's overturning of Section 377 was at best uninformed and at worst insulting

The Art of Small Talk

At the beginning of October a hormonal mass of teens, infused with adrenalin and trepidation, will descend on Oxford for a week of clumsy...

The ‘Brideshead Revisited’ reputation haunting Oxford

Is there any truth in the fictional portrayals of the University?

Oxford grad launches new access initiative

The new organisation aims to connect disadvantaged students with Oxbridge mentors

Which TV show has the best intro music?

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but what about a show by its intro?