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Katie Rosseinsky

Katie Rosseinsky is Arts Commissioning Editor and Writer at the Evening Standard, focusing on television and film across print and digital.

TV

Sexy Beasts review: A dating horror story that’s bizarre and boring

This unnerving dating experiment doesn’t capitalise on its comic potential

TV

Uprising review: Urgent, unmissable viewing from Steve McQueen

This nuanced three-part documentary, co-directed by McQueen and James Rogan, focuses on the New Cross Fire and its aftermath

TV

‘That story’s never been told’: revisiting the Brixton riots

Steve McQueen’s new series Uprising is an overdue exploration of race relations in the 1980s. George Rhoden, one of few black police officers on the scene at the Brixton riots, tells us why he shared his story

TV

It Was What It Was: Will Love Island’s Lucinda pick Danny or Aaron?

Each week, Love Island scholars Katie Rosseinsky and Jessie Thompson discuss all the drama and dumpings

Film

Vanessa Kirby: Film has been so male dominated - now it’s women’s time

The actress’s latest role in powerful period piece The World to Come “felt like a voice” for pioneer women pushed into the margins of history

Film

Black Widow and beyond: The women taking on the superhero boys’ club

Are we in a golden age of female superhero movies? Meet the women shaking things up on and off screen

TV

This Way Up: Aisling Bea’s ode to sisters is sharp, sweet and silly

Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan’s double act is still a delight to watch in the second series of Channel 4’s comedy

TV

It Was What It Was: Carpe diem... Love Island’s most brutal twist yet

Each week, Love Island scholars Katie Rosseinsky and Jessie Thompson discuss all the drama and dumpings

TV

A Murder In West Cork: the story of the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case

A new Netflix documentary unpicks one of Ireland’s most notorious murder cases

TV

It Was What It Was: Meet Love Island’s couples - and a new bombshell

Each week, Katie Rosseinsky and Jessie Thompson will help you process all the dumpings and drama

Books

Tarantino’s first book: Pulp fan fiction with usual flair and flaws

Whether you love or hate Tarantino’s distinctive films, his first novel will probably entrench that opinion further

TV

It Was What It Was: introducing our new weekly Love Island show

Each week, Katie Rosseinsky and Jessie Thompson will help you process all the dumpings and drama

TV

Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein’s Shadow review - relentlessly harrowing

As the disturbing details start to pile up, this documentary expertly weaves a grim story, marred only by the odd flash of sensationalism

TV

Together: Lockdown two-hander feels better suited to stage than TV

James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan play a couple navigating life locked down in a film written by Dennis Kelly

TV

Summer 2021 TV guide: Unmissable shows from Loki to Love Island

The TV shows everyone will be talking about this summer

TV

Time review: Gruelling portrait of prison life is essential viewing

Sean Bean and Stephen Graham lead a brilliant cast in a three-part series from Jimmy McGovern

TV

Jodie Turner-Smith shines as Anne Boleyn in revisionist period piece

Turner-Smith makes a compelling queen in Channel 5’s lavish period piece meets psychological thriller

TV

Who killed Erin in Mare of Easttown? These are the prime suspects

Our favourite vape-chugging detective is on the verge of a breakthrough - these are the Easttown residents under suspicion...

Film

I Used To Be Normal is Jessica Leski’s love letter to fangirls

Director Jessica Leski’s documentary about boyband fans is a moving film that doesn’t patronise or mock its “smart, funny, insightful” subjects

TV

Anne Boleyn’s Mark Stanley: how I managed to empathise with Henry VIII

Stanley tried to make the Tudor king “as three dimensional as possible” in this new spin on Anne Boleyn’s final months

Film

How Jenny Beavan’s memories of 70s London inspired Cruella’s costumes

Disney’s latest live action film is a fashion moment in itself - the Oscar-winning designer shares her first-hand inspirations

TV

The Beast Must Die: An unexpectedly gripping revenge thriller

Don’t write this off as another interminable prestige thriller - Cush Jumbo and her castmates make this worth watching

TV

The best moments from Friends - and the ones we’d rather forget

From Joey’s pioneering layering technique to, erm, Ross making a move on his close relation, we chart the highs and the lows of the classic sitcom

Theatre

Harm at the Bush Theatre: A darkly funny take on influencer culture

Kelly Gough stars as a woman dangerously obsessed with an Instagram star in this sharp monologue by Phoebe Eclair-Powell

Film

The big screen is back! The best films to watch as cinemas reopen

Cinemas are finally opening their doors - here’s our pick of the best films to book now...

TV

Barry Jenkins’ Underground Railroad adaptation is a staggering feat

Jenkins’ adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s novel proves he’s one of the most exciting filmmakers around

TV

Leigh-Anne: Pop, Race & Power - a moving look at music industry racism

As the only black member of one of the world’s biggest girl bands, the singer has a unique insight on systemic racism in the music industry

TV

Aaron Pierre: When Barry Jenkins DM’d me, I thought it must be a joke

The London-born star of The Underground Railroad caught Jenkins’ attention when he was performing Shakespeare at the Globe

TV

Frazzled mums and sharp one-liners - Motherland is still a joy

The knitwear is fancier this time around, but the jokes are as strong as ever

TV

The best British period dramas, from Pride and Prejudice to Downton

Romance! Gorgeous costumes! Brooding glances! As we await the BBC’s new adaptation of The Pursuit of Love, we pick our faves