Articles by Lucinda Smyth
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
Like many of us, Netflix's new film about Barack Obama can't make up its mind about the president
"This is Patchett’s most ambitious novel to date, yet it is a surprisingly quick read, underpinned by a compelling plot and accessible prose."
The return of the wholesome Gilmore Girls rounds off a year of female-centred television
DJ Taylor—who calls himself a "snobographer"—has an enjoyable, lively style
Lucinda Smyth / November 4, 2016
The programme is best when it aims to shake, not shock