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


two hands holding a load of shopping bags

Binge shopping – a no brainer?

Exploring the science behind the 'treat yourself' mentality

The psychology of an evil stepmother

Is this classic archetype a thing of the past?
A drawing which shows envy as a naked hag angrily soaring through the sky, by William Hamilton

The anxiety of envy

"Big names dominate the industry, and yet their fiction feels incredibly same-y."

Word on the Street

Student style in its laidback, everyday glory
A black and white close-up shot of the face of a man with a woman standing up beside him.

Fast Film: In a Lonely Place unites noir tradition with painfully real romance

Humphrey Bogart is a man addled by loneliness in this cinematic masterclass of subtlety and allegory.