Dominic West

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  • Testament Of Youth

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 16th January 2015

    Vera Brittain's Testament Of Youth is considered to be one of the most important war memoirs ever published, a tragic real-life tale of love, loss and the atrocities of war. Its depiction of the impact of World War I on the women left behind as their men joined the army, not to mention the middle classes in general, is taught in schools both as a vital historical document and as a valuable piece of feminist literature. So bear with me while I try to criticise this film without sounding like a cynical, sexist Nazi.

  • The Wire: The Musical

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 5th June 2012

    (Courtesy of Funny or Die.)

  • John Carter

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd March 2012

    Already written off as potentially "the biggest write-off of all time", it's a shame to put the boot into a film that was always going to struggle during a crowded, franchise-heavy summer. Andrew Stanton is a director with two of the finest animated films ever made on his CV (WALL-E and Finding Nemo), and he has one of science-fiction's true originals on his side in Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess Of Mars. A production this large must have taken thousands of men and women years to create – writers, runners, artists, builders, designers, extras and animators alike. You feel for them all, because there is no escaping it - John Carter is a calamitous failure; a dirty bomb of laughable dialogue, boneheaded plotting, wooden acting and uninspired direction that will leave a smoking crater in Disney's Q1 box-office returns. If it is to flop, it's so woeful it deserves it.

  • DVD weekly: wives, Wests and, er, Wincent Chase

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 12th September 2011

    I got fed up of films this week, so Kirsty and I pulled the switcheroo on you: she's done the Films on TV round-up, and I'm doing this. Ha! Bet you never saw it coming! And you were like, "All of a sudden, up is down and black is white and I can't even remember my own NAME!" Hands up who actually noticed, then.

  • Appropriate Adult

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 12th September 2011

    Ladies and gentleman, it's time for ... The Fred West Show! And here's your host: Mr Doooooooooooominic WEST!

  • DVD weekly: newshounds, media whores and patriarchs

    TV Feature | Kirsty Harrison | 29th August 2011

    More TV DVDs out this week, and remember: there are only 119 days till Christmas, and you can't give everyone a printout of Ed's Gary Barlow article.

  • The Hour: not a prequel to The Hours, it turns out

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 1st July 2011

    Nothing to do with Open All Hours either, it says here.

  • McNulty: Fred West "quite a nice bloke, actually"

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 30th May 2011

    Here at we have a policy: never intentionally misquote someone just for the sake of a good headline. Unless of course it's a bank holiday, nothing much else is going on and you need to fill a bit of space. In which case, it's totally fine.

  • 300

    Movie Review | Ali | 24th March 2007

    I used to think I had a penis until I saw 300. Once in a while, a movie comes along that's so extraordinarily butch, it makes even the most pumped-up gym-jockeys look like spaghetti-armed girls. 300 is so manly, if I was to re-write this article, it would take up the top 15 slots all by itself. If you step back and view 300 f...

  • Hannibal Rising

    Movie Review | Mark | 12th February 2007

    Turning Anthony Hopkins' most memorable performance into a pretentious Jason Voorhees takes a certain, rather considerable ability. Hannibal Rising is the work of an undoubted artistic vandal: it's not an intriguing character study into the mundanity of evil. It's just an exercise in the inanity of evil. Perhaps what is mor...