The Only Reason 'Avengers: Endgame' Is Getting Such Good Reviews
Don't worry – no spoilers.
Ricky Gervais Might Have Caught Up with the Times
Netflix's 'After Life' reveals self-awareness from the man who has courted mawkishness and mediocrity.
English Football Has a Gambling Problem – Is It Time to Seek Help?
The betting industry is now "at the beating heart of the beautiful game", but a raft of recent incidents have raised serious questions about the relationship between football and gambling.
BFI London Film Festival 2017
This Is a New Golden Age for Horror Films
They've kicked out cliche and instead are making persuasive political points with big scares to match.
The Rise and Fall of Mido, the Man Who Out-Gunned Zlatan
Fifteen years ago, Ajax were blessed with two brilliant young talents. In a 20-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic, they had a tantalising prospect; in Mido they had an even better one.
FOOTBALL AND BETTING
English Football Has A Gambling Problem – Is It Time To Seek Help?
The betting industry is now "at the beating heart of the beautiful game," but a raft of recent incidents have raised serious questions about the relationship between football and gambling.
Alien Is the Only Film Franchise That Doesn't Suck
Ahead of the release of 'Alien: Covenant' we trace the deranged and distinctive history of the series.
the North South divide
How London's Economic Dominance is Strangling Football in the North-East
London's status as the centre of finance, culture and politics affects every other part of Britain, but nowhere more than the north-east. This is reflected in the region's football clubs, which are struggling to compete with their southern rivals.
An Ode to Jermain Defoe, English Football's Great Survivor
Three years ago Jermain Defoe appeared obsolete and had departed English football for Major League Soccer. Few could have predicted his prolific late-career resurrection, nor the vital role he would play at struggling Sunderland.
football as a platform for public displays of grief
Has Football Developed an Unhealthy Obsession With Grief?
Football is being consumed by grief, with public acts of mourning fast becoming a weekly occurrence. But the increasing frequency reduces the impact of these displays and, over time, could serve to rob them of meaning altogether.
champions league or bust
Domestic Drudgery Makes Leicester City's Heroics All the More Wondrous
While Leicester City are flying high in the Champions League, they sit only two points above the relegation zone at home. But perhaps this just serves to make their Premier League title triumph and European exploits seem all the more wondrous.
Bayern Munich's Next Great Talent: The Inexorable Rise Of Joshua Kimmich
If versatility used to be a mixed blessing for young footballers, it's the hallmark of the modern game. Joshua Kimmich has it in abundance, and is using it to take the Bundesliga by storm.