Lucy Liu

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  • Sherlock sits like this because Sherlock is clever

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 9th July 2015

    This method of sitting and style of leather armchair is in the public domain and thus no iteration of Sherlock Holmes can claim it as its sole intellectual property. They only didn't use it in Mr Holmes because Ian McKellen is like ninety and he couldn't manage it without his knees cracking.

    (NB no, Google Images doesn't have any pictures of Robert Downey Jr's Holmes sitting like this. My point still stands.)

  • Christ, I'm pretty sure Vinnie Jones is playing Moriarty

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 7th January 2013

    Professor James Moriarty: criminal mastermind and Sherlock Holmes's greatest opponent. Notable past interpretations have included those of Orson Welles, John Huston and Laurence Olivier. And now Vinnie Jones.

  • Elementary guest star on familiar ground

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 29th November 2012

    "No, Sherlock, Princeton Plainsboro will not allow you to surgically remove a man's eyes in order to cure his athlete's foot. It's—"
    "Oh, sorry, force of habit."

  • Elementary: season one premiere

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 23rd October 2012

    Comparisons between Sherlock and this new American take on the great detective are inevitable, but it's more instructive to compare how the two shows represent their respective countries' TV-making models. Oh, and I might say whether the first episode's good or bad when I'm done trying to look clever.

  • Holmes and Watson are basically just going to do it, then

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 27th September 2012

    Just because you say it, doesn't mean it'll definitely happen, Jonny. Wait, what am I saying? I give it three episodes before they do.

  • Detachment

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 11th July 2012

    'Elegiac': one of those words of whose meaning you've never quite been certain, but you're fairly sure you'd know the thing it describes when you saw it. Now, I reckon Detachment is pretty elegiac. It certainly felt like it. The word kept popping into my head the whole time I was watching it. So bear with me for 900 words or so while I try to figure out whether it was, then I'll look it up. Oh, and if the promise of a dictionary definition's not enough for you, this is one of the best films I've seen all year. Just saying.

  • Jonny Lee Miller: autistic Sherlock Holmes 2.0

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 21st May 2012

    Still, clever title, eh?

  • Films on TV round-up: one-armed men and one-man armies

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 22nd May 2011

    Yeah, pretty clever headline, right? I almost got a job writing headlines for the Daily Mail once, but it fell through because I only knew three synonyms for 'gypsies'.

  • Kill Bill Vol. 2

    Movie Review | Ali | 12th September 2004

    Not many people in Hollywood would have the audacity to split their latest movie into two parts, but if there's one person we could forgive, it's fanboy favourite Quentin Tarantino. Last September saw the arrival of the first instalment, kicking, screaming and wielding deadly Hattori Hanzo steel. Now Volume Two has arrived, bu...

  • Kill Bill Vol. 1

    Movie Review | Ali | 5th September 2004

    Whether you're inclined to believe Harvey Weinstein's view that it was too good to be slimmed down, or the general consensus (that we're being forced to pay twice to see what is essentially just the one movie), Kill Bill has been unceremoniously chopped in two parts - one Eastern in style, one Western. Volume One is Tarantino's...