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‘Game of Thrones’: ‘The Lion and the Rose’ review

Well. Who saw that coming? In a rare twist for something from the mind of George R. R. Martin, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones’ fourth season closed with the death of someone who actually deserved it. Yes, it’s true. For those of you who looked away in the last three minutes of ‘The Lion...

‘Game of Thrones’: ‘Two Swords’ review

Praise be to the Red God! Game of Thrones is finally back on our screens. And with one seven hells of an opener. We opened and closed with two Stark swords. The first; Ned’s trusty blade Ice, melted down at Tywin’s request and re-forged into two new steels – seemingly illustrating that the power of...

‘The Smoke’ Episode 7 review

Pulling a curve ball on us by dropping us into an episode that avoids dealing with the immediate aftermath of Asbo’s revelations from last week was a risky move on the part of The Smoke’s writers. Those who’d watched the previous six weeks were desperate to know how it would go, so to avoid frustrating...

‘Doctor Who’: ‘Scavenger’ (Big Finish 184) audio story review

Concluding the Sixth Doctor and Flip trilogy which began with January’s ‘Antidote to Oblivion’, we find the pair taking enjoying a view of the Earth from a mile wide International Space Station in the year 2071. Their arrival coincides with the launch the ‘Clean Up Space’ programme, an Anglo-Indian project designed to deal with the...

‘W1A’ Episode 3 review

The new BBC Head of Values, Ian Fletcher, comes under scrutiny in the latest episode of BBC Two’s new sitcom satirising the very corporation that produces it. Fletcher, played by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), finds his own integrity questioned, due to his exorbitant salary despite his own sincere beliefs in the BBC; such as his...

‘Noah’ movie review

What with our politicians recently posing for photos in wellies and pointing at rising water levels, it seems now is a good time for a screen adaptation of the Bible’s most eco-conscious tale. Russell Crowe fulfils his usual duty of squinting and grunting as the titular Noah, a man in a time before BBC Weather...

‘Rev’ Series 3 Episode 2 review

Here at CultBox, we only have one rule when reviewing television. Avoid the first person, if you can. Keep it subjective, but distant. Which is fine, but every now and again, a piece of television poleaxes you and personal response is the only response. And so to tonight’s episode of Rev – the one in...

‘Silk’ last ever episode review

So that’s it. Silk has taken its last bow with an ending that wasn’t quite as conclusive as creator Peter Moffat had hinted. Clive is head of chambers, Jake is back at Shoe Lane, Billy’s secret is out, Mickey Joy is (presumably) sleeping with the fishes and Martha – well, who knows. She vanished in...

‘Endeavour’: ‘Trove’ review

As someone who grew up watching John Thaw playing the enigmatic Morse, it was always odd to me that ITV decided on a prequel series for his long-serving detective. Yes, you might get an established audience of those who are still mourning the loss of Thaw on our screens, but it was definitely a gamble....