Xan Brooks
Movie of the week: Stoker
/ 10 May 2013

Movie of the week: Stoker

South Korean director Park Chan-wook makes his English-language debut with an outrageous quasi-remake of Hitchcock’s 1943 thriller Shadow of a Doubt.

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/ 8 September 2006

Triumph of the nerds

A new wave of movies is marking the rise of the ‘ordinary slob nerd’, writes Xan Brooks. This month saw the release of the final installment in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, awash with elves and hobbits and surely the most monumental nerd-fest of the lot.