Articles by Lucinda Smyth
The new Benedict Cumberbatch drama directly confronts the problem without glamorising it. This is sadly all too rare
Lucinda Smyth / December 15, 2017
The recent rise of foreign language dramas proves that it is now a medium for concentration rather than distraction
The comedy writer hasn’t changed—but the world around him has. Does the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm come off?
The six-part series is set in the 19th century—but speaks to the role of women in society today
Game of Thrones transformed the TV landscape—and brought fantasy to a new, literary audience
With the success of her new film Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins looks to have triple-kicked through the Hollywood’s glass ceiling. But are things really getting better for women who direct films, or...
Intriguing, smart and creepy: If you're yet to watch it, House of Cards’ fifth season won't disappoint
Lucinda Smyth / June 15, 2017
When Netflix announced it, even the most avid House of Cards binger struggled to muster enthusiasm. But it has turned out to be a sophisticated, riffing accompaniment to view alongside the Trump...
A new podcast takes a nuanced look at real life in small-town America
Lucinda Smyth / February 20, 2017
It is a programme for women disillusioned with the slick image sold to them by "Sex and the City"
Lucinda Smyth / January 13, 2017
The effect of the adaptation is that "we witness a brutal adult world from a child’s perspective." *Contains spoliers*